Paragon Hard Disk Manager pricing
- Basic and Advanced partitioning
- Change cluster size
- Backup and Restore
Extended 16th version is not useful for use. The developers took a wonderful, professional interface used in the previous version and replaced it with the Fischer-Price interface.The controls have seriously suffered, or rather, they are practically not there, as there are no advanced options. The result was worse than many free programs.
HDM Preview Edition is available for free. The time of use is unlimited. But, unfortunately, the option to exclude files / folders from the backup image has been removed.
The Paragon program is a great product. I needed to create a multiboot system on my PC in which Windows 8.1 was on one of the IDE disks and Windows 7 on another disk. At the same time, I didn`t want to spend time and effort on removing all installed software on both disks, and then reinstalling the entire remote, which would take several days. With Paragon, the task was solved simply and efficiently. I copied the old IDE section and pasted it into the empty section of the new Sata3 disk. All this took about 45 minutes. Copying was successful and now my system is working fine. I thank the developers of Paragon software for creating a high-quality product, the effectiveness of which I could personally verify!
Despite the fact that the program is easy to install, I still think that this program is not for beginners, but for at least advanced PC users. After installation, everything works as it should - quickly and efficiently.
In my opinion, previous versions of the hard disk manager worked fine. The 16th version of HDM is just awful. However, the cost has increased. They refuse support and help at no additional cost. In addition, they refuse to give any phone number to contact the corporate office!
Paragon Hard Disk Manager (HDM) is an effective tool for recovering data lost accidentally or as a result of a PC crash. HDM allows users to quickly create backup copies of not only files, folders, or even the operating system, but also the entire contents of a hard disk. If necessary, the restoration of the backup to disk occurs quickly and without loss. The user has several backup options. You can specify time intervals for regular backups, and you can specify both a full backup and archiving only changes that have occurred since the last full image. In the latter case, the user saves time and space for storing backup copies. The new technology of creating a disk image applied in the program allows you to back up directly to virtual containers. In addition, the versatility of Paragon HDM allows the partitioning and formatting of hard drives (create, format, delete). The program supports all popular file systems, which makes it available for use on PCs with any operating system. There is also an effective wizard for recovering accidentally deleted partitions. Paragon Hard Disk Manager also allows you to create a bootable environment based on Linux or WinPE on a USB flash drive or in an ISO file.
Universal tool. Paragon Hard Disk Manager can be effectively used with both workstations and laptops. Painless when we use it for disks with images and partitions. I keep a copy nearby when I encounter problems. I recommend this software to everyone.
I advise you to be careful when working with the program! It can easily erase the data from your hard drive if, through carelessness or inexperience, you activate this function. In general, this is an excellent software.
My goal was to install a larger M2 SSD on my laptop and make it bootable. In the process of solving this problem, I installed an open slot and formatted a new disk. But I didn`t manage to clone or transfer the OS using the applications specifically designed for these purposes. I tried three applications - Acronis, Macrium Reflect and EaseUS Todo. To no avail. The EaseUS Todo program began to conflict with the antivirus installed by me and the anti-malware software. This was probably due to the fact that EaseUS Todo wanted to install advertising trackers and other unnecessary trash for me. A solution to the problem came with the installation of Paragon Hard Disk Manager. Easily and without loss, I transferred the operating system to my new larger SSD. It was an impressive experience amid failing with other software.
I have been using Paragon for about 5 years. Before that, I used Acronis. I could not accept the fact that Acronis constantly marked my archives when I checked them. Using Paragon over the past 5 years, I made a huge number of backups and backup modules. Periodically checking each of them, I always made sure that everything is in order with them, no matter how long the copy was made. With Hard Disk Manager, I made over 100 hard drive images. When it became necessary to restore the hard drive, everyone recovered perfectly. I took the practice of checking all the images in the process of their creation. For this, when I create them, I immediately restore them to make sure everything is in order. Using Hard Disk Manager I am calm and confident in the final result. Of course, you can blame me for not using other programs from other manufacturers, but Paragon is enough for me to back up hard drives. I was a little saddened by the appearance of the new version. I prefer male, brutal design. Although the color palette does not impair the quality of the program itself.
Paragon HDM, in one package, includes, but does not limit, the functionality of almost all of the various Paragon utilities. With this program, you can effectively perform not only backup and recovery of data, but also cloning, OS migration, disk and partition management, creation of recovery media and much, much more.
Beg not agree with the authors of the negative reviews that I read. I am not a professional, but an amateur with many years of experience working on a PC. As it seems to me, I understand the process perfectly and have excellent backup skills. Paragon product is reliable. However, the user will need time and effort to learn the nuances of this program. Efforts to master this difficult product will be fully compensated to the user in the process of subsequent use. You will have at your disposal a modern, reliable and multifunctional tool. With full responsibility, I can say that Paragon's capabilities in backing up and restoring data are in many ways superior to the capabilities of the contour products. In addition to the above, you will also receive an effective support service. I think that the negative feedback from Paragon users is a consequence of the lack of experience with this program and the backup experience in general.
Never use Paragon products if you value your data. Instead of Paragon use Acronis. I agree, it is somewhat more expensive, but many times safer.
This utility may be useful to all those users who are going to repair or upgrade their PC. For example, it will be easier for you to solve such problems as saving data from a failed disk, redistributing existing disks or even recovering from a lost or unknown local administrator password (use it to rename cmd.exe to utilman.exe and use win + U in the login prompt Then run the command net user to set the new password).
I am accountant. I use computers for many years, starting with my first machines that were preceded by DOS and used CPM. Without boasting, I can say about myself that I am an "advanced amateur" and am good at computers. I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager to replace the hard drive in my laptop with a 750 GB HDD for a 1 TB Crucial SSD. After reviewing the manual for the Paragon HDM 14 program, I found it uninformative and overly crowded with technical terms, many of which I do not understand. It was not really necessary to duplicate the hard drive of my laptop and so I wondered if the Disk Copy utility left the boot hard disk or I had to use the operating system copy utility first. To find out what happened, I decided to use a copy of the disk. And here are the problems I encountered: 1) The installed Trend Micro AV software prevented Paragon from creating the file. I did not notice this. 2) The copying process took a lot of time, during which my laptop fell asleep and did not wake up, leaving me without a clue what was happening and whether the process was going on in the background. After more than 4 hours, the laptop was still locked. I had to restart it. Restarting led to the fact that I had to restore the installed Windows 8.1. Without these manipulations, I would not be able to get the original and still installed hard drive to boot the laptop. I repeated the process again. As a result, everything went as it should have gone. It took me about 3 hours to create an excellent copy of the system on my new SSD. In general, Paragon successfully coped with its task. But I felt that the problems I encountered could have been avoided with better documentation and instructions. I also want to add that I was pleased with my laptop after the above actions. Now he needs only 25 seconds from power on until ready to use, including the time to enter the password. There is also an added bonus - the best battery life, since the SSD uses part of the hard disk capacity.
Using this software gives you confidence in trouble-free operation, since it worked for me when other solutions did not work. I have quite a lot of experience using backup and recovery software from various manufacturers. They all work great. But the work of the product Paragon liked more. It works exactly as it should be, and I will never have to doubt whether it will work.
Perhaps it will be useful information regarding Paragon HDM. Of the wide functionality of the Paragon HDM program, I used the function of creating a virtual hard disk (PVHD) more often than any other tool. This is the backup format that Paragon Backup and Recovery uses. Disk2vhd, a utility that creates VHD versions of physical disks, helps it in this.
If you need to keep your PC's hard drives securely, you should take a closer look at the Paragon Hard Disk Manager program. This modern, versatile and feature-rich application will provide you with a full range of different modern hard disk tools. In particular, using the program (integrated defragmenter) you can create a backup of the entire system, and then easily and without loss restore it, then format or delete hard disk partitions, split or merge them at your discretion, copy and restore the disk, and create virtual disks from a physical disk, permanently delete confidential information from a hard disk, and much more.
Quality product. At first, I was a little puzzled by the necessary additional patches for Windows. I did not like the fact that downloading these files took a lot of time, more than I expected. The program was installed without problems and worked well. The interface is simple and convenient. Very good and clear instructions. Understood quickly. Very pleased with the acquisition.
Hard Disk Manager is a simple, functional and reliable set of tools for working with hard disks. It can be used for hard disk management, maintenance and disposal, as well as boot management, data and system protection, data recovery. The program has a convenient and intuitive interface, several wizards and many additional utilities that make it easy to solve any problem relating to the hard disk, even to novice users.
If you compare the backup images of Paragon with Acronis, then it is significantly slower. However, Paragon creates images that can be read in Windows without additional installation of proprietary drivers. I am convinced that the WinPE recovery system used by Paragon is much more reliable than Acronis proprietary system. I'm not sure how many hardware platforms I tried to load Acronis rescue disks on which there was a complete failure. As for Paragon, it boots on my hardware and can see the M.2 disks on which I install my OS. For me, this circumstance is much more important than the slowness of Paragon.
I needed to clone my 500 GB hard drive to a 480 GB SSD. I did not think that the solution of such a seemingly simple task would prove to be impossible for many programs. The first who gave up was Acronis True Image Home, which I used for several years. As it turned out, my old version will not work with new data file structures. Then Macrium Reflect Free and products from other manufacturers capitulated as none of them resized partitions to fit on a slightly smaller SSD. After searching the web, reading reviews, and watching several videos on Paragon, I chose their product. Based on previous experience with products from other manufacturers, I can note the simplicity in installing the program and the convenience of the interface. The cloning process is simple, and the time to create a copy is minimal. The program, as I expected, perfectly cloned 5 separate partitions - all sections of backup and recovery - plus partition C. I am glad that my expectations were met. Recommend!
Anyone who is looking for universal and comprehensive solution for the complete protection, maintenance and management of your Mac shall pay attention to Paragon Hard Disk Manager.The program performs disk backup based on snapshots and secure data erasure. Advanced and efficient functionality for recovering lost or accidentally deleted data. The possibility of redistributing unused space and resizing partitions. MacOS 10.13 High Sierra support.
Perhaps this is the only program that can quickly convert, without problems and without data loss, the GPT partition table to MBR (and vice versa). True, I use the bootCD version (out of Windows, these manipulations may not work correctly).
The program is best suited for copying the hard drive to a new solid-state drive. However, it is sad that some software, such as Boot Media Builder and Boot Recovery Builder, is missing on the delivery disks. They must be loaded. To download the user must create an account in Paragon-Software. After that you will receive emails from them allowing you to download them. Here is what their leadership says: Please use Recovery Builder or Boot Media Builder to prepare Paragon recovery environments on CD / DVD, flash or as an ISO image. You can get these utilities here: [...] To automatically boot from recovery media, first make sure the built-in BIOS is configured to boot from CD / USB.
Without exaggeration, I can say that this is the best that you can get to work with hard drives. You can download to your computer either a 32-bit program or a 64-bit one. Products manufactured by competitors Paragon are unlikely to be better able to check the hard disk for errors and break it into pieces using automatic alignment. As it seems to me, this is the right investment. Invest in saving and protecting your hard drive from problems! Even if you are tempted to buy cheaper products from competitors, do not do it. And that's why. One of the best functionality today. Extended warranty and great support. And finally, high reliability and speed. Paragon, to copy the entire disk to a backup disk using VSS or Microsoft Virtual Disk. In my case, the backup drive works through a USB connection and it took only two hours to copy the hard drive to my backup drive. Definitely recommend!
I was pleased with the work program. Good price for such a product. As it turned out, I bought it on time. Shortly after copying and creating a new hard drive for my computer, the old one failed. Quality goods for reasonable money.
With the help of the program, you can do everything that the manufacturer stated, with the exception of cloning the OEM assembly disk. If it is necessary, it is possible to find OEM Build Warning Page with a link to a webpage for an alternative application.
As it turned out, not the easiest to use program. Requires addiction and thoughtful reading instructions. Even now, after some time of operation of the program, I can not say with confidence that I have mastered it and use it 100%. I use it for the monthly image and weekly differences in the OS disk, as well as for the monthly backup files and weekly increments of the data disk. To create a backup, I use a separate hard drive that I connect via USB. The speed of the user's PC and the data structure certainly affect the speed of the backup. So, on my PC, backup images (about 100 GB) happens quite quickly. A full backup of the file system data (about 150 GB) takes up to 2 hours. From the negative aspects, I can note that when installing the program, the provided license key was not accepted. On this issue, we had to contact Paragon, after which they provided a link to download a copy of the software. With the newly loaded program, the license key worked. There were several reasons for the acquisition of the Paragon HDM program. First of all, I am not a fan of cloud storage and I`m never going to backup or archive my files in the cloud. And, secondly, the installed Windows 8.1 removed the previous backup system from Windows 7. I am not comfortable aware of the vulnerability of my computer. In the process of using Paragon HDM, I successfully restored the entire virus-infected disk of the PC operating system and recovered individual files on the data disk.
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