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Join Date: Apr 2009
07-01-2009, 01:54 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
07-01-2009, 05:21 PM
Thank you all for the recommendations. I have used a trial version of Acronis and it did seem to work well. I paid $149 for the Mini so I was trying to keep the accessories cost down, but it may be worth paying for the Acronis software.
It seems I can get it on a 4GB USB stick for $25 shipped, also comes with Mcafee which doesn't really interest me, but I could just discard that. I'm guessing the USB drive isn't the fastest but this seems like a decent deal.
DriveImage XML does look interesting as a free option, I will explore that further as well.
@reflex: I have used Ubuntu on a live CD and also installed it to play around with, have also used GParted once, but never used for day to day use. I am not really familiar with using command lines but not against learning new things. Thanks.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: DeKalb, IL (near Chicago)
07-01-2009, 06:00 PM
I've been using Macrium Reflect Free for a year or so now, and it has worked great. Does everything I need it to: download and install the app, run, select drive/partition to image, tell it where to put the image, create restore CD to boot to and restore the image. All for free. (And there is probably a way to make that restore CD a USB drive...)
Windows 7 Home Premium
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