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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works so far and I received a promotional copy."

    January 10, 2013  |   By fujitsulover

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 12.0

    Pros

    The promotional copy works so far. It was given to me for free. There is no glitches yet.

    Cons

    You never know until it is needed whether the restore is successful.

    Summary

    Jesus Christ! I got this from a promo Paragon was/is doing. So I really cannot complain. It is able to accurately identify separate partitions of different types. The compression is impressive. I was able to save a partition of Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (English 32-bit Edition) in 4 to 5 discs. This is good considering it saves me the hassle of dealing with Microsoft again if I needed to activate it again when it goes down for viruses. It also seems to have saved all my settings.

    Updated on Mar 9, 2013

    Jesus Christ! I had to restore my cousin's Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (English 32-bit Edition) for some reason. I had to use the repair option found on my original Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate disc. On that disc, there is also a "repair" option in addition to an install option. So just choose that if you have boot problems loading up your Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate. I also had my boot portion point to my Mac partition so I had to use my Mac OS X Mountain Lion disc to fix the startup pointer. So it is a little complicated, however, you should also know you may need try the repair boot option again until it worked like I did.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Windows 7 Pro 64-bit users beware!"

    June 2, 2011  |   By brauworth

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 11

    Pros

    Free. Easy to install

    Cons

    When told to restart the computer after loading, the computer would not restart. Something happened to the startup files, and I had to repair the startup files with the Windows 7 DVD. Not good!

    Summary

    Might be OK with Win XP, but Windows 7 users might be at risk.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent product"

    April 14, 2011  |   By mike-holden

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 11

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    None, I can find.

    Summary

    I have been using Drive Copy since Version 8.5.
    Version 11 seems to have resolved the 'quirks' of earlier versions.
    I backup my entire hard drive every month. Over the years I have had a couple of instances where I needed to revert to the backup due to an HDD problem. I was able to boot up the backup and carry on. It havs saved me hours of work.
    Glad I bought it.

    Updated on Oct 5, 2011

    Excellent product.
    I make a bootable back-up of my entire disk every month.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete Fail"

    May 14, 2009  |   By AstroNerdBoy

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 9.0

    Pros

    Simple, wizard-driven interface.

    Cons

    Can't actually get the free version to perform an image copy, so you waste money to discover it doesn't work.

    Summary

    I suspect all those reviews from December 30, 2008 are from Paragon employees and not from real people.

    I was looking into getting software to image my current C-drive so that I could replace it with a nifty, new 1TB drive. I had tried some other imaging software and decided to give this a try. I allowed my desperation to override my common sense and I paid for a copy of this software. Unfortunately, I was unable to get any image of my C-drive no matter what I tried. All attempts to image failed and when I scheduled an image copy for after reboot (but before your system loads Windows), that too failed.

    I contacted Paragon about this and they requested some logs be sent to them. OK, I did that. Then they asked me if I could remove the card readers on my PC. What the smeg card readers have to do with imaging my HD, I'll never know and since I've no intention of removing hardware of any kind, I refused. So they then suggested that I give them remote access to my machine and provided a tool to do so. I was reluctant, but agreed. Unfortunately, the tech never showed up but he did send an apology e-mail. After playing tag with them several times, I grew weary and just quit.

    Basically, I don't know why this software is failing on the image copy. However, the fact that you have to pay for the software before getting to do an actual image combined with the software company's reluctance to give up money when they could easily see from the logs how I had no success at creating an image, I have to wholeheartedly suggest you pass this and move on to something better.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "An optimal solution for copying hard drive."

    January 19, 2009  |   By Eruanna

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 9.0

    Pros

    I use this program when copying my hard drive on dvds

    Cons

    I've found no cons

    Summary

    Very useful tool with friendly user interface. Must have! :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice drive copying tool for reasonable price"

    December 30, 2008  |   By keleb

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 9.0

    Pros

    No need to turn off computer or shutdown programs to make a copy, incremental backups save space on backup dvds, you can change disk size, letter and so on when copying and deploying to other hdd.

    Cons

    Does not support raid

    Summary

    This tool helped me a lot when I had to clone a windows installation to several machines. I managed to convince my boss to buy it and it really saved a lot of time for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect programm!"

    December 30, 2008  |   By ZMic

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 9.0

    Pros

    Everything the best!

    Cons

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So simple and effective."

    December 30, 2008  |   By Skorpikorka

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 9.0

    Pros

    So simple and effective.

    Cons

    So simple and effective.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Cool tools"

    December 30, 2008  |   By alexfriend

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 9.0

    Pros

    Cool tools

    Cons

    Cool tools

    Summary

    Cool tools

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No Demo"

    June 10, 2008  |   By lpdavion

    Version: Paragon Drive Copy Professional 8.5

    Cons

    Downloaded and installed the demo but all you get to do is operate a not so clear or friendly series of steps to get to the point where you're told the demonstartion version doesn't do a demonstartion of the program's capabilities. Waste of time.

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