From Active Data Recovery Software:
Active@ Disk Image creates an exact copy of entire computer or selected disks and restores them from backup in case of hardware failure or data corruption.
Fully supported disks 4096 bytes sectors (ADI & RAW images). Multi-language support (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish). Installation & Boot Disk Creator as well.
Active@ Virtual Disk (RAW & ADI images can be mounted and visible in Windows Explorer, read-only mode).
Generic uncompressed raw images support.
Pre- and post-execution commands for scheduled tasks.
Copy Disk to Disk feature (direct copying partitions with resizing).
Scheduled incremental backups support (Pro version).
Incremental backup of unknown file systems is supported.
Create Backup Disk Image & Raw Disk Image.
Back up to almost any media.
Disk Image Explorer.
What's new in this version:
Progress displayed on the TaskBar icon
Scheduled Running task Progress can be monitored
User interface & performance improvements
Active@ Boot Disk switched to WinPE 5.1 64-bit (x64) base which performs faster & optimizes RAM usage
Active@ Boot Disk now being able to boot the latest UEFI Secure Boot systems
Doesn't work as advertised with server 2012
NO tech support
Have been doing backups for some time on my server 2012 machine with this software. System failed, tried recovering with backups.
Backups do not work. Not corrupted, all of the data is there but windows boots up to a blue screen. The error code says 1 file is bad, boot into safe mode, everything is ok. Replacing or rebuilding file doesn't help either.
Filled out a ticket, no response.
No tech support to speak of.
Now I have to rebuild the system from scratch.
Server down for a week with several computer repair people looking at it and unable to understand what is happening.
Can restore seleted files from image
No problems with this backup program
Over the last 20 years, I have tried, tested and used many disk imaging programs.
Many of the old reliable programs of the past dont work well in their latest versions or with Windows 10.
I have been using Active@ Disk Image now for 10 years with no problems or lost data.
With just a USB (With Windows PE) and a backup external storage drive I have restored my Windows in a matter of minutes
No cons. But I would like to address complaints that the image creation is taking too long. People need to know that when imaging should take a long time since its has number of protocols that need to be confirmed before writing everything down, Also if you are imaging your C:\ partition it will take longer since it has thousands of files that need to be checked