Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite

Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
14
File Size:
59.57MB
Date Added:
February 28, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
24,112
Downloads Last Week:
254
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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    1.0

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    • 1 star: 1
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    "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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