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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 15 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15
  • Total Downloads:
    53,959
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 22, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    62.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    153
  • 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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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 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 62.07MB
File Name Paragon-299-PEED_WinInstallDemo_10.1.25.294_000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 53,959
Downloads Last Week 153
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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