Casper

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 87 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    144,011
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial/volume re-sizing disabled); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    7.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This 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.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Doesn't work with SSD drives even they claim it does."

January 05, 2013  |  By Jacko12345678

 |  Version: Casper 7.0

Pros

Works well with old type HDDs. Fast and convinient, but only with old HDDS

Cons

Doesn't work with SSDs. Copy is working otherwise but you will need to run W7 installation disk to fix lost boot manager after every copy to start your Windows. Tech support is not interested to fix the problem, just repeating old phrase "it works well with SSD.s". I guess their R&D has stalled.

Summary

Recommend if ou are using old style HDDs, but if you have SSD, forget it.

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5 stars

"Works. SSD to HDD and HDD to SSD. Windows 7 64 bit."

December 04, 2012  |  By mongo546

 |  Version: Casper 7.0

Pros

Had Windows 7 64 bit home Premium on HDD. Bought an SSD. Plugged it into my SATA II connectors, installed Casper 7 on my HDD, backed it up (live, while still doing work on my computer) to my SSD. A bit slow for 200gb, took about 1 hr 40 min. Rebooted to the SSD. It worked. SSD became my boot disc. Used Casper to clone to another HDD. Again, did it while doing other work, still took close to 2 hr for the 200gb. Rebooted to the new HDD. It worked. Casper succeeded where Drive XML, Miray CloneHD, Windows Backup, and Acronis TrueHome all failed like dying rodents stinking up an Alabama roadway in the middle of August.

Cons

Have to read the !@#$ instructions to learn all the fancy autobackup stuff.

Summary

It works. Haven't tried the boot CD method, mostly because I believe in cloning my discs as a backup so I don't have to wait to get back up and running in case of crash.

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1 stars

"Source drive problems will crash everything!"

September 22, 2012  |  By OLDXTECH

 |  Version: Casper 7.0

Pros

Great product BUT wait for next version.

Cons

They have a known problem in ver 7. If your source drive has problems, Casper will not know and try to mirror to the destination drive. The mirror will fail, rendering the destination drive in a RAW [unformatted]state, thus killing any data already on the destination drive [your prior backup!!!]
They are fixing in the next version. Only solution is to have multiple mirrors and do a disk drive health checkup prior to running. Use Drive Monitor from Acronis [or just buy Acronis].

Summary

Wait and see.

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5 stars

"Easy, Simple and Works Great!"

May 07, 2012  |  By Simon_Chow

 |  Version: Casper 7.0

Pros

One Click does it all.

Cons

Volume re-sizing disabled for free30-day trial, and you have to pay $49.95 for full version.

Summary

Volume re-sizing is very easy through windows "Administrative Tools" :- "Computer Management".

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5 stars

"straightforward program does what it's supposed to do"

March 30, 2012  |  By agastache

 |  Version: Casper 7.0

Pros

You want to back up your system in the simplest way possible? That's what this program does, without offering unnecessary options that only confuse non-techie people like me. After the initial backup, additional backups are very quick because there is no encryption. You can access any file on the backup, and if your computer allows you can even boot from it.

Cons

None at all.

Summary

If you decide to get this program, make sure you also get the startup disk.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Future Systems Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.fssdev.com/
Release Date May 24, 2011
Date Added December 08, 2011
Version 7.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.67MB
File Name CASPER_SE_TRIAL_SETUP.EXE
Popularity
Total Downloads 144,011
Downloads Last Week 49
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial/volume re-sizing disabled
Price $49.95

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