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Seagate DiscWizard and Maxtor's MaxBlast 5 Powered By Acronis

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According to Hurricane Andrew, CD Freaks Member. Here

 

 

 

"Seagate has released a free version of DiscWizard and Maxtor's MaxBlast 5 based on the OEM version of True Image. These utilities also feature other capabilities--disk drive cloning, full disk imaging, formatting drives, creating partitions, erasing all the data on the drive."

 

Supported operating systems

• Windows® 2000 Professional SP 4

• Windows® XP SP 2

• Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition

• Windows® Vista

Seagate DiscWizard also enables creation of a bootable diskette or CD-R/W that can back up

and restore a disc/partition on a computer running any PC-based operating system including

Linux®.

 

You need at least one hard drive manufactured by Seagate or Maxtor. Follow the links to Seagate DiscWizard or Maxtor MaxBlast.

 

 

And the price, FREE!

 

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I always liked Seagate's snail mail address (European one)

 

 

Address

1 Disc Drive

Springtown Industrial Estate

Derry

BT48 0BF

 

:lol:

 

Tel

02871 274000

Fax

02871 274202

Email

Web

http://www.seagate.com

 

At a guess, it was someone with a nice sense of humour in the Derry City Corporation offices dreamt up that one (the spelling of 'disc' is standard in this part of the world, but they have been unaware that in computer terms, it's reserved for optical media)

Edited by gi7omy

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I'll have to check this out. With the previous versions, the brand had to be the boot drive for it to work. I never did get the previous version of MaxBlast to transfer from an old Western Digital to the new Maxtor. I ended up just reinstalling everything.

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Very impressed with the new MaxBlast. Anyone want to buy a used copy of Ghost? :)

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Very impressed with the new MaxBlast.

 

Thanks Gary, for checking it out and your review. I take that as a thumbsup.

 

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I'm using it right now making an image backup. Even read some of the forum at Acronis about disabling some of the services (timountermonitor.exe). I have two Maxtor drives, one Seagate and one Western Digital. As a test, I uninstalled Ghost 10 completely and creating an image backup. Funny thing - my system seems to boot faster without all those Symantec files loading. LOL

 

One feature I find interesting is the ability to mount an image backup file. This could come in handy if you only needed to restore a single file or just a few files instead of the entire backup. The mounted image shows up as a new drive and you can copy files to another drive.

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I'm using it right now making an image backup. Even read some of the forum at Acronis about disabling some of the services (timountermonitor.exe). I have two Maxtor drives, one Seagate and one Western Digital. As a test, I uninstalled Ghost 10 completely and creating an image backup. Funny thing - my system seems to boot faster without all those Symantec files loading. LOL

 

One feature I find interesting is the ability to mount an image backup file. This could come in handy if you only needed to restore a single file or just a few files instead of the entire backup. The mounted image shows up as a new drive and you can copy files to another drive.

An interesting thing I found with the latest version of Acronis True Image, when you go to open an image file, you can open it for "Read Only", or for "Updating". That is, you can actually open the image file to browse it in Windows Explorer, and apparently (I haven't tried it) add/update files within the image!

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I've been using Acronis True Image for years and absolutely love it so mounting an image is no news to me. Updating a file within an image is something else . . .

 

I recently bought some Seagate external drives so I'm going to check this out. Version might be newer than mine.

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I'm using it right now making an image backup. Even read some of the forum at Acronis about disabling some of the services (timountermonitor.exe). I have two Maxtor drives, one Seagate and one Western Digital. As a test, I uninstalled Ghost 10 completely and creating an image backup. Funny thing - my system seems to boot faster without all those Symantec files loading. LOL

 

One feature I find interesting is the ability to mount an image backup file. This could come in handy if you only needed to restore a single file or just a few files instead of the entire backup. The mounted image shows up as a new drive and you can copy files to another drive.

 

I just got the new Ghost 12. It is giant leap backward as far as I am concerned. I will be looking at Acronis to replace it. I have alreay replaced Internet Security with F-Secure. System runs a good bit better without all the bloatware. If I get rid of Ghost, I will be Symantec free. Haven't had many good results with them lately. Both with their products and with their customer support.

Edited by marlinsinger

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Symantec products definitely are bloated these days. Just Ghost alone has 5 or 6 resident apps at boot time. Just seems to slow things down. MaxBlast seems to do what I need so far so Ghost may stay off my machine.

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I gave up Symantec early last year when subscriptions ran out. Too bloated for me. I love Partition Manager but they've never gotten out the gate with Vista so I switched to Acronis a while back as well and never looked back.

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I ran up as far as Ghost 10, but then went back to 8.2 which I use several times a day. It fits on a floppy, and does everything I need.

 

Sometimes there is happiness in staying away from the latest version, especially when the updater doesn't arrive. :lol:

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"Sometimes there is happiness in staying away from the latest version, especially when the updater doesn't arrive"

Yeah Brendon, but when the old version doesn't work either, what do you do ?? ;):P:D

 

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If you install MaxBlast on a system that doesn't have a Seagate or Maxtor drive installed then run the program you get a popup.This popup tells you you have to have one of those drives installed to use.If you don't then the popup gives you a link to Acronis to get the full version of True Image.Guess that makes sense of "MaxBlast,powered by Acronis".I thought the interface looked familiar

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I haven't run teh Seagate version yet. I have two Maxtors and one Seagate so I installed MaxBlast first. The apps appear to be identical. Just different names. I read through the Seagate version's manual and the screenshots are identical to MaxBlast.

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I guess those freebies are like OEM versions of True Image.They've been modified to only look at Seagate or Maxtor drives.

I downloaded the trial of TI and tried it.I liked it except it seems like it took a long time to verify my image.Guess I'll think about switching from Ghost to True Image.

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