EaseUS Disk Copy Home Edition
Full user review
"Great cloning tool with poor GUI."
- Does what it says (creates cloned hard drive)
- Cloned drive works exactly as original
- User interface is misleading
- If you aren't careful, you may think you need to buy a different tool from EaseUS
Having never used cloning software before, and after doing a good deal of research, I decided to download and try this product. The user interface was not clear at all. EaseUS expects you to figure out that in order to use the product, you must run the program with your machine powered on, booted up, within your operating system (in my case Windows 7 64-bit Home). Once you have the program running, you must then create a start up CD, DVD, USB, or external drive. Then, you must reboot your machine with the EaseUS start up device. None of this was very clear in the GUI, but I figured it out. Unfortunately, the way that the GUI displays information, it may mislead the user to believe that in order to make a clone of the hard drive, another product needs to be installed; in my case, it tried to convince me that I needed the Technician edition of the same software. The Technician edition is not needed to make hard drive clones, and if you visit the EaseUS web site, they provide you with a comparison of the products to show you the differences between the free edition and the Technician edition.
Once you figure that out, create your boot up disk with the free edition, and select the drive to copy from and drive to copy to, the program works flawlessly.