Open Source or Free Disk Cloning Utilities
Instead of buying an expensive disk cloning software, you can use free alternatives to provide similar features without paying any money at all.
These utilities are based on a boot cd that can be used regardless of the operating system.
EASEUS Disk Copy
- Partition Copying
- Disk Cloning
- Supports IDE, SATAI, SATAII, SCSI, Firewire(IEEE1394) and USB drives
Clonezilla comes in two different versions, a server edition that lets you clone to many computers at once, and a "live" edition that lets you backup and restore a single machine from a boot cd.
These utilities can be used from within Windows while Windows is running.
This utility can be used to clone drives from within Windows. It has a simple wizard-based interface.
Windows Vista Ultimate Disk Imaging
The Ultimate edition of Vista includes a full disk cloning utility built-in.
These utilities can be used from within Linux to clone a drive.