HDClone Free Edition

HDClone Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 49 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    128,070
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    45.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    190
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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HDClone Free Edition makes it easy to clone, create images, or back up drives and data.

Pros

Clear layout: Options are cleanly laid out in four categories, from Cloning to Tools, with large icons and text labels for subcategories. Once you initiate a task, HDClone automatically detects drives. In general, you just need to choose a destination.

Flexible install options: You can opt to install the software, or you can create a bootable USB drive if you want to take HDClone with you on the go.

Cons

ZIP file: HDClone comes in a ZIP file and has two executable files. We had to crack open the Help file to understand which one to use. Not a big deal, since that just made the program more flexible, but more descriptive file names wouldn't be a bad idea.

Help file: The Help file is extensive (86 pages), but if you aren't already tech-savvy, it might not be very useful.

Bottom Line

This app does exactly what it promises to do. If you want more options and features, you'll need to upgrade. But if you just need the basics, you can get them free of charge with HDClone.

 
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1 stars

"DON'T DOWNLOAD! FREE Version SLOW, PAID VERSION *1* USE"

April 07, 2015

 |  Version: HDClone Free Edition 5.1.5

Pros

- Simple to use
- Clones disk as advertised

Cons

- Free version is ridiculously slow. 22Hours Day to clone 350 GB vs 3 Hours for paid version. I know it's free but there's better less annoying ways to get people to pay!

- Paid version (I bought Basic) give you a ONE TIME USE license. Once your license is used, you cannot de-activate it on the old HDD. What that means is that once you clone your drive, the clone drive can't then again be used/cloned with HDClone without paying for another license (you get an error message stating that all your licenses are used up). This is just pure greed. The idea of paying for a license is to be able to use the software on your computer - not just one time for 20 USD a time!

Avoid this software.

Summary

This could have been good software, simple to use and does its job - but for the greed of the developers in trying to crudely force payment from its users. There are better less annoying options out there.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.5
Version 5.1.5 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Miray Software
Publisher web site http://www.miray-software.com
Release Date November 25, 2014
Date Added December 15, 2014
Version 5.1.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.08MB
File Name hdclone.5.1.5.fe.en.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 128,070
Downloads Last Week 190
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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