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FarStone DriveClone Free

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0
  • Total Downloads:
    17,915
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    20.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    72
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Misleading GUI that can lead to lost of data"

June 22, 2015

 |  Version: FarStone DriveClone Free 11.0

Pros

Seems to have a lot of features

Cons

BEWARE!!! It would stupidly totally FORMAT your data partition, WHETHER OR NOT you select it as target partition. And don't assume that it can clone every partition!

Summary

Try this scenario: assuming that you have drive 1 with System (C) and Data (D) partitions (same size of 460GB), you want to clone System (C) (only 130GB used) partition to a new drive 2.
1. You create a smaller partition on drive 2 (200GB), leave it as RAW.
2. Choose clone one time, choose the System (C) on disk 1 as the source. Choose the RAW partition on drive 2 as the destination.
3. Choose slow clone on next step (because partitions are not the same size; the RAW partition still has enough space for data)
4. BEWARE!!! On confirmation step, your destination will magically become your Data (D) partition on drive 1, and it even doesn't tell you that they are on the same drive. If you are not carefully read the partition's names like me, you will end up loosing the whole Data (D) partition on drive 1. You will then have 2 System partitions on the same drive.

I'm lucky that I have all my important data backup. I was lured to use DriveClone from Farstone by some advertisement as I'm upgrading my laptop (SSD upgrade)

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4 stars

"GREAT (with caveats - purchased, not free version)"

May 21, 2015  |  By ssowell1

 |  Version: FarStone DriveClone Free 11.0

Pros

Achieved intended result
Easy to use
did (almost) everything as advertised
can also create backup and incremental clones and create a RAID1-type mirror to external drive

Cons

1st attempt failed completely, w/silly & untrue "drive no have enough space" error
tech support was slow, but effective - provided .dll replacement file fixed the issue
manual has barely more info than you'd learn on your own by plundering around
Had to manually adjust BIOS boot order to get SDD to boot, but not a huge deal

Summary

The need to replace a .dll file, the poor manual, and relatively slow email support are not good, my actual net time and frustration was very low, and I achieved the target results and now my PC is faster. Based on my experience, (May 19, 2015) I'd recommend. My PC and time are biz-critical, so didn't dork around with the free version, just bought it, used it, now can get back to generating revenue.

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1 stars

"Cant uninstall normally"

April 10, 2015  |  By Daniel Monti

 |  Version: FarStone DriveClone Free 11.0

Pros

It works. Very fast, runs as is expected, really easy to use.

Cons

You get a popup add to buy at start up unless you purchase. Cant uninstall normally.

Summary

STAY AWAY RANSOM WARE!!!!

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1 stars

"Works but will not uninstall--permanent nag screen"

December 13, 2014  |  By kaslrant

 |  Version: FarStone DriveClone Free 11.0

Pros

Yes, it works and it is simple.

Cons

It did not uninstall. Leaves a permanent nag screen at boot time. I had to delete by hand and edit the registry. Evil.

Summary

If it really was FREE, then it would be great for one use. Unacceptable method of trying to get you to pay. Evil.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.0
Version 11.0:
  • Free for non-commercial use
  • Rapid Cloning (2 x faster)
  • Keep GUID (disk ID) & 4K alignment
  • Clone to smaller/bigger disk or SSD
  • Fix boot issues - BCD, Boot.ini, PBC, MBR, GUID
  • Scheduler & incremental cloning
General
Publisher Farstone Technology
Publisher web site http://www.farstone.com
Release Date October 22, 2014
Date Added December 11, 2014
Version 11.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.36MB
File Name DCFree-11-GM-ML-20141022.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 17,915
Downloads Last Week 72
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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