Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite

Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15
  • Total Downloads:
    28,106
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 22, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    62.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    356
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 14 can back up, restore, copy, and partition hard drives; migrate your OS to a new disk; securely wipe data; transfer files; and more. It's a premium suite that you can try for free for 30 days.

Pros

Windows 8: Paragon's tools are fully compatible with Windows 8, and its tile-based quick launch interface looks at home in Windows 8 systems.

Backups: The Smart Backup Wizard backs up disks or partitions, email, media files, documents, or any files or folders; plus you don't have to buy a separate backup utility.

Virtual machinery: Paragon let us virtualize our system or start our OS after an unsuccessful migration using a third-party program. It supports major VMs including Oracle and VMWare.

Not forgotten: Most users don't need to install the optional HotCore Driver for Windows 2000. But if you're still running Windows 2000 or XP, the publishers have you covered.

Cons

Manual labor: Despite a tile for the User Manual, the all-but-empty Help file instructed us to download the manual via a link we couldn't access. For a premium tool, it's disappointing. For a powerful disk utility, it's potentially disastrous.

Free gets closer: Freeware disk utilities are gaining ground in features and performance, though the premium packages like Paragon still hold an edge, especially in support.

Bottom Line

Disk management utilities and backup utilities are two types of software we've never minded paying for since they're critical. Paragon Disk Manager Suite 14 combines both (and more) in one toolkit, but the User Manual and Help file issue needs to be addressed. That aside; we'd certainly trust Paragon Disk Manager Suite 14 with our disks and data.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 14.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Uninspiring and difficult to use"

December 07, 2014  |  By assign1234

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15

Pros

Nothing I can think of....

Cons

(1) Very poor help feature
(2) Technical manual seems more concerned ith marketing the company than telling you how to use their product
(3)Confusing, cluttered user interface with options that are not well explained

Summary

If you enjoy confusion and frustration use Paragons backup/restore software. It may work but the help features are so stunted you would never likely know.

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1 stars

"Worst Software I ever used"

June 15, 2014  |  By S_2_The_B

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 14

Pros

1. I was eventually able to get in-touch with someone from customer service.
2. I was able to clone a drive.

Cons

For background, I have a Windows 7 machine, bran-new build no extra software. I immediately tried to use Paragon to obtain images of this new build and restore it to ensure the software worked and to become familiar with it.
1. Although the software installed, I was never able to restore an image of my C drive. This requires the reboot of your OS to complete and I always got an error. Customer service, after continual efforts to get in touch with them for two weeks, blamed me for the failure and did not help me with my problem. Instead, they said if I wanted better service I would have to actually purchase a service plan.
2. when creating a differential, I was never able to actually have it show up in my archives correctly and all verifications of them failed. Even if an original image verified correctly, a differential to that image corrupted it. As with number 1 above, I could never restore from a differential.

Summary

Horribly working software. Horrible customer service. DO NOT BUY this Software.

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1 stars

"After making disc images laptop cannot boot anymore"

October 24, 2013  |  By pretaro

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 12

Pros

Looks nice but very dangerous

Cons

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit as start partition and Windows XP Pro as second OS.
I have done the Image copies with the Paragon Disc Manager 12 Suite, afterwards I could not boot anymore.
Customer service could not help, so I have to reinstall the whole system again.

Summary

Beware very dangerous, can destroy your whole system when you are making images copies of your partitions.

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

August 22, 2013  |  By pro2go

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 12

Pros

Does everything you could want.

Cons

Does not work well if AVG Anti-Virus is installed.

Summary

If you are not an advanced user you would be better off using EaseUS Todo free backup utility.

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1 stars

"Does not deliver what is promised. Horrendous cust svc"

November 26, 2012  |  By Lee_T

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 12

Pros

1) Hard Disk Manager Suite 2012 promises a lot
2) I used to rely on Paragon
Umm, I'm stretching for Pros here, so 3) Download speed to get software was good

Cons

1) Software won't install

I have a "plain vanilla" Windows 7 machine and it won't install - probably my mistake is to have an earlier version of this product, but who knows.


2) Horrendous customer support!

Bought the full version of Paragon HD Manager Suite 2012.

To upgrade to 2012 requires the .msi file from the earlier version (2010 in this case), which Paragon won't or can't supply. Oh sure, they'll supply files, not just the right .msi file. After a lot of going back and forth with their customer "service" I now not only can't install the new version, I have an orginal version of HD Manager Suite that can't be used and can't be uninstalled.

Customer "service" refuses to either a) provide the right file, or b) provide a refund.


Please just be warned that if you buy Paragon's products and run into any problems you'll very likely be on your own and have no help - technical or otherwise - from customer service.

Summary

Paragon HD Manager Suite 2012 does not deliver what Paragon promises.

Paragon advertises that they "take care of their customers". From my experience this is an empty claim at best and nothing short of fraudulent at most.

Recommendation: Find one of the better products out there from the many reputable software vendors

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1 stars

"Piece of CRAP"

September 20, 2011  |  By smudgefudge

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 2011

Pros

Nothing good about this software.

Cons

Caused my laptop to freeze upon first use. Waste of money.

Summary

Purchased it to migrate HDD to SSD. Upon first use, it never finished the migration, even though the rotating icon continued to cycle to falsely indicate it was still working. It had actually frozen my Win 7 laptop, causing me to have to restore it. I reinstalled the software and tried the migration again, same result, causing me to have to restore again. Don't waste your money on that Paragon crap. You can get the same partition utilities using EaseUS Partition Master and Gparted Live, both free and which WORKS, unlike that crap Paragon.

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5 stars

"All I needed!"

June 28, 2011  |  By NickZissem

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 2011

Pros

5 stars for Hard Disk Manager! The best of the very best without a doubt. I have been using it's recovery for years to restore a hard disk image of my Windows installation. It has never failed me. These guys are professionals without a doubt.

Cons

so far... all worked just fine!

Summary

it is worth trying!

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5 stars

"Amazing program!"

June 14, 2011  |  By Kosdor

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 2011

Pros

I think that Hard Disk Manager is the best solution for protecting PC!

Cons

great without any doubts

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5 stars

"Really good and useful!"

January 31, 2011  |  By Kosdor

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 2011

Pros

I tried it for the first time but my friends told be it is bestseller, so i decided to download it. Installation went ok, no problems with boot, good and clear instructions, high speed. Well, now i can recommend it by myself!

Cons

Just file size was quite big

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5 stars

"The best of the very best without a doubt"

January 20, 2011  |  By NickZissem

 |  Version: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 2011

Pros

5 stars for Paragon Hard Disk Manager! I have been using Hard Disk Manager Recovery for years to restore a hard disk image of my Windows installation. It has never failed me. And, this new upgrade is just brilliant!

Cons

So far - no.

Summary

Paragon Hard Disk Manager is excellent. Thanks for a great product!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15
  • Embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0
  • File-level backup/restore for virtual containers (pVHD, VHD, VHDX, VMDK)
  • Adaptable main program window
  • Wiping SSD
  • Professional Edition only:
  • Agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines
  • P2V Restore Wizard
General
Publisher Paragon Software Group
Publisher web site http://www.paragon-software.com
Release Date October 22, 2014
Date Added October 22, 2014
Version 15
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 62.07MB
File Name Paragon-299-PEED_WinInstallDemo_10.1.25.294_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,106
Downloads Last Week 356
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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