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Clone Hard Drive


Document describing how to clone hard drive data so that you can restore your computer in the event of a system failure. With a hard drive clone you have the distinct advantage of not having to reinstall Windows, your programs and their setting, or your personal or business files.

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									Clone Hard Drive
Windows Backup Software One of the worst things that can happen to your computer is to have a total computer failure, without having a backup of your data and applications. If you do not have a method in place that will allow you to recover from these types of disasters, your data is at risk. This can be especially devastating if your data is the backbone of your company's business. In order to be safe, you should have software in place that will allow you to clone a hard drive, so that you have a good disaster recovery plan.

Disaster recovery software will not only protect you from losing your data if your computer crashes or malfunctions, but it can also be used to migrate your system to another PC. If you use this type of software to clone hard drive data, you can actually copy your entire hard drive. By doing this, you can easily move all of your data, applications and even your operating system to another PC. This can be useful if your existing computer malfunctions, or if you are simply upgrading to a new computer. Either way, by using software to clone hard drive data, you will be able to be back up and running on a different computer quickly. You should always use software to clone hard drive data on a regular basis, so that you have a backup available if you need it. Make sure the disaster recovery and backup software supports whatever type of interface you will be using to clone hard drive data from one computer to another. Fortunately, most backup software supports all types of interfaces, such as USB, Firewire, SCSI, IDE, and SATA. Nonetheless, you should always check that your interface is supported by the software that you choose. If you are using backup software to clone hard drive data from your PC to an external USB or Firewire disk, you will also want to make sure that the data is cloned at a high speed. This is important because computer hard drives can be quite large, and if the backup process is too tedious, you might not perform regular backups. In addition, slow backups can slow down your computer, another deterrent from using them. It is vitally important to perform backups on a regular schedule so that you always have a clone hard drive image to restore from, in the case of system disasters such as a computer virus, a failed system or application upgrade, or even physical damage to your computer's hard drive. If you have used software to clone hard drive data to a backup source, you will be able to easily restore your computer back to a previous functional image, and be back up and running quickly.

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