Editors' reviewThis software performs various operations on a hard disk and its partitions. The design of the program seems primitive at first glance, but what you see at start-up is just one way to navigate Casper XP. The expanded version of the interface uses the Windows XP desktop organization to make the interface more convenient. The main purpose of the program is to copy one hard drive to another; copying to a CD-ROM is not an option. Other actions, such as drive removal, seem useful. Although it's true that you can perform other actions when removing or copying drives, these will be much slower. Home users who are upgrading their computers would be the main audience for this utility.
Casper makes maintaining a backup replacement disk for your PC easy by creating a complete, immediately-bootable copy of your PC's hard disk, including the operating system, applications, settings, and all of your data. If your PC's hard disk fails or becomes corrupted, boot your computer directly from your backup hard disk and you're up and running again in seconds. No need for time-consuming, risky image archive restoration. Intelligent, exclusive automation technologies including SmartStart and SmartSense also make maintaining multiple, fully bootable, backup replacement disks for a computer using inexpensive external USB, Firewire, or eSATA drives effortless. Schedule the backup to be performed at any time, or perform the backup in the background while you continue to use your computer. Casper also makes upgrading your PC's hard disk to a new disk for increased speed or storage capacity a breeze.