Can anyone recommend best HD backup/restore software re moving (SSD) to another PC?

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  1. Cardamom

    Cardamom Kapellmeister

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    Hey there. Been faithful to Acronis and am willing to apply myself to learning the whole 'Universal Restore' process, if it's got a good track record.

    Am tres happy with my C-Drive as it is now and would like it to be legacy'd to another system as is. No need at present but to do NORMAL HD imaging, as my present system is working great, but would like to do a no-fail 'Dissimilar Hardware Restore/Universal Restore' one day, into a new PC/system.

    Just want my DAW and VST's and all the fixin's to behave when the process is completed.

    What would you guys recommend as being the best experience/software for the job?

    Please & Thanks in advance!!

    Cardamom
     
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  3. tzzsmk

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    on MacOS, I have best experience with Carbon Copy Cloner (can do full bootable backup of system drive while computer is running),
    no idea what alternative is available for Windows
     
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    I tried that program initially. Didn't work for me.
    I believe cloning is easier when the OS is on a USB stick or CD, and not the HD you are trying to copy.
    Apparently Clonezilla also ensures virus free cloning.
     
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    Acronis is the best on the market, but i also like AOMEI.
     
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  9. Cardamom

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    Yeah, this is great feedback fellas! I've seen most of the above and heard its praises sung, but I wanted to hear from Audio guys re their successes (or failures) esp. having all their virtual gear 'come back to life' in a new system with a cloned (but somehow, stripped down due to proprietary mobo drivers & the like) version of their HDD or SSD.

    Might just learn myself Acronis then. Thanks everyone!

    Have a great rest of the week!
    C.
     
  10. Joe_Bristol

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    Agree with you buddy and I also like AOMEI.
     
  11. famouslut

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    Yeah, keep using Acronis. Zero problems for me. I would recd doing a clean install w/ every new PC build tho!
     
  12. BaSsDuDe

    BaSsDuDe Platinum Record

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    I used to use Acronis.
    AOEMI Backupper and Partition Wizard are the fastest, most reliable combinations for me.
    Acronis personally I found to be a dog in comparison and AOEMI is light on the O/S and backs up FULLY without reboot so you can work comfortably. While Acronis now has it, AOEMI had VSS a long time ago. I have done two full restores and consistent backups successfully, along with an SSD migration with zero errors and accurate customisable options.

    It's a personal choice. I used Acronis for years but I won't go back to it now.

    [It also can run a CHKDSK full sector scan on your boot/system HDD(s) without reboot]
    - See screenshot below while in O/S on System partition. I can do a full one because I had a failing HDD but I did a quick one so you can see for yourself.
    Cheers
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