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GuessWho530
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Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

Hello All,

 

I was wondering what Disk Imaging, perferrably Bare Metal Imaging Back Up you guys use to back up your Lenovo Ideapad. Since I know that the newer computers only recovery via hidden partition, I wanted to know what back up software some of you guys use. I have tried ReDO and Clonezilla and both have failed on me so I am only left with trying to buy a software. My Lenovo Y580 I bought for college and volunteer work already had problems when I was first creating recovery disks. I don't know if it is because of the SSD portion of the hard drive or simply the hard drives themselves. Please I really need your guy's help I have had this laptop for a few months but too scared to use it until I have found an imaging software that'll actually work before starting to use it. This is the most expensive laptop I have ever bought and I am scared that'll probably be my last laptop I can afford before I officially go into debt because of college loans.  

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

hi GuessWho530,

 

I personally use Acronis True Image Home 2013 for my data backup needs. Try to give it a shot as there's a 30days trial for it.

 

 

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

Hi Neokenchi,

 

I have heard that Arconis TrueImage 2012 and 2013 are really buggy is that true??

 

 

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

@GuessWho530, I have to say that yours is the first post I recall ever reading that said Clonezilla failed them. I've been creating images using Clonezilla for a couple of years now. I like the fact that I don't have to install Clonezilla on my system since it's a live CD. Now to be honest, I've never needed to reinstall any of these images. But, when I create them using Clonezilla I have the program verify the accuracy of the images before ending. I've never had a hiccup. And I started using Clonezilla after doing quite a bit of research on the internet. In any event, another free and very popular program with a very good reputation is Macrium Reflect. I have never used it. But if I ever chose to depart from Clonezilla, I would likely be inclined to use MR. Here's more information about it: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm
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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

hi GuessWho530,

 

I've been using Acronis True Image 2010.for a while, I skipped version 2012 and jumped to Acronis True Image  2013 and so far it's running smooth.

 

 

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

Hi,

 

Quick question, does True Image 2013 have full bare metal back up included? 

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

Hi l1,

 

Clonezilla worked perfectly on the Alienware with Windows 7 I have, other than cause me to have to go through choosing the version of windows 7 after installing the image into an empty secondary HDD. I believe that the problem is located on the SSD in the Lenovo Ideapad laptop. I tried to image it just off of the Lenovo HDD and I think it only imaged some of the paritions located on it. 

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hi GuessWho530,

 

Yes, Acronis True Image 2013 supports Bare-metal backup and restore. Check this pdf data sheet for more info.

 

 

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

The windows 7 system image backup is still part of windows 8.

 

 You have to look for the "Windows 7 File Recovery" link in the lower left side of the File History page (or search for "file recovery"). It's not a very intuitive name, because it sounds like you'd be recovering Windows 7 files, but that's where the legacy backup tools are.

 

Do a system backup and it the end it will ask you if you want a startup disc. Do this too.

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Re: Best Disk Imaging Software for Lenovo Ideapad?

If you want to do a backup image of windows, then yes, use windows file recovery, I migrated my windows from HDD to SSD using it and I almost didn't have any problems (I had to use some console commands, though). If you want to do a backup of anything else, then, IMO, clonezilla is the best (and also free) choice which works for any filesystem, I've used it a lot for backup and restoration purposes (I played with Mac OS on my ideapad) and it worked perfectly for it.

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