Where Can I Download Free ISO / Disk Imaging / Cloning Software
What is disk image ?
According to Wikipedia, the definition of disk image is:
“A disk image is a single file or storage device containing the complete contents and structure representing a data storage medium or device, such as a hard drive, tape drives, floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD and key drive, although an image of an optical disc may be referred to as an optical disc image. A disk image is usually created by creating a complete sector-by-sector copy of the source medium and thereby perfectly replicating the structure and contents of a storage device.”
If you are wondering why you want a disk imaging software, then the answer is, it is the best end to end data recovery software in case of a disaster, like your computer crash, or a disk wipe out because of virus attack. If you value your data and want a secure and trusted way to store your data, then you should take a disk image of your complete hard drive very often. It is very similar to data backs done in all companies, especially in hosting companies, where data is the soul of the business.
Backing up data with Disk imaging software should not be difficult. Most of the software have easy set up wizards and will help you quickly take a back up of your disk.
I’ll list out some of the best, free, as well as free to try Disk Image Software as and when I come across them:
1> Macrium Reflect (free to use for 30 days, then will have to buy license)