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Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home was given a SILVER AWARD by Top Ten Reviews!
Backup & Recovery 12 Home has won editor's choice in a recent review and round-up of disk imaging/backup software on the Top-Windows-Tutorials.com
Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home was given a SILVER AWARD by Top Ten Reviews!
micromart august 2009
Paragon Drive Backup was rated "Highly commended; the best value for the money" by Micromart.
 


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Features Benefits BR 2014 Free HDM 14 Suite
Backup & Restore
     

Sector-level Backup

Operates with an image (or a snapshot). It not only includes the contents of all user-made files, but additionally contains the exact structure of directories, information about file allocation, file attributes and other related data

yes

yes

File-level Backup

Takes into account a file system structure and only functions on a file or folder level

no

yes

Differential Backup

Good for regular sector backup, as it only archives changes since the last full sector-based image, and save considerable backup storage space

yes

yes

Sector Increment

A further way of optimizing the process of disk imaging. Unlike differentials, it may not only contain data changed since the time of creating a full sector-based archive, but one of its increments as well, thus allowing to save more time and the backup storage

no

yes

File Increment

Good for regular file backup, as an incremental archive is smaller and takes less time to create, but you will require the initial full archive and all of its increments to restore the latest point of this kind of backup

no

yes

File Complement

Our unique technology that backs up OSs on a sector-level to get it back on track in minutes, and then make file increments to update only critical information and saving considerable system resources

no

yes

Backup to FTP/SFTP server

Offers a new level of system and data protection

no

yes

Backup Capsule

An independent system layout that will stay operable should the active file system be damaged,  granting an additional level of security to the archives it contains. It can be bootable.

yes

yes

Backup to VD Wizard Back up separate partitions or entire hard disks to a pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive) format – a special VHD, optimized for storing backups of virtual and physical machines

yes

yes

Backup to CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Guarantees a high level of data protection as long as the backup media is kept secure

yes

yes

UIM (Universal Image Mounter) Mount pVHD backup images to browse their contents and retrieve data both, in the program and directly under Windows OS

yes

yes

Restore from VD Wizard Restore entire hard disks, separate partitions, or certain files and folders from pVHD (available under Windows and Linux)

yes

yes

Selective Restore

You can extract files and folders from an archive without the need to restore the whole archive

yes

yes

Drive Partitioning

     

Create, Format, Delete Partition

You can create, format, delete a  partition of any popular file system

yes

yes

Express Create Partition

Create a new partition in the most appropriate place of a hard disk, format it to NTFS and then make it available in the system

no

yes

Move/Resize Partitions

You can resize and/or move partitions on a hard disk

no

yes

Express Resize Partition

Increase free space on one partition by utilizing the unused space of an adjacent partition (including partitions of Apple Boot Camp)

no

yes

Convert File System

You can safely change a file system type of an existing partition

no

yes

Make Partition Logical/Primary

You can change the type of an existing partition without data loss

no

yes

Partitioning Engine A high-performance partition engine which is compatible with all new generations of data devices. Paragon’s partition engine is more powerful than ever before

no

yes

Split Partitions

You can split any partition on two with desired size and proportions

no

yes

Merge Partitions

You can safely merge contents of two partitions into one bigger partition

no

yes

Redistribute Free Space

You can increase free space on one partition by utilizing the on-disk unallocated space and the unused space of other partitions

no

yes

Undelete Partitions

You can find and recover any accidentally deleted partition

no

yes

File System Optimization

     
Automatic partition alignment Our exclusive technology enables to automatically align partitions of your drive (according to internal device geometry), thus boosting performance of your storages. It’s crucial for SSD, AFD, 2TB+ and non-512B sector size disks (not all operations are supported*)

no

yes

Data Copy and Migration

     
Migrate OS to SSD Move any Windows OS since XP from a regular hard disk to a fast SSD (Solid State Drive) even of a smaller capacity, thanks to advanced data exclusion capabilities

no

 yes

Copy Partition

Make an exact clone of a partition on the same or another hard disk

no

yes

Copy Hard Disk Make an exact clone of a hard disk on another hard disk

no

yes

P2P Adjust OS

Easily migrate Windows to a different hardware configuration

no

yes

Virtualization

     

P2V Copy

Migrate a physical system to a virtual environment by converting all installed software and data into a virtual disk of the required virtual machine

no

yes

P2V Adjust OS

Restore functionality of a virtual environment after unsuccessful virtualization

no

yes

Support for major virtual machines MS Virtual PC, VMware Workstation 10.0, VMware Fusion, and Oracle VirtualBox 4

no

yes

Automation

     

Scheduling

Set a time table for any operations to automatically be executed later

yes

yes

Additional Functionality

     
Check FS Integrity and Data Loss Protection Policies Specify the acceptable balance between the operation performance and the risk of data loss

no

yes

Support of 2TB+ and non-512B sector size drives Accomplish any operation on the brand new ultra high capacity hard disks yes

yes

Boot Manager

Choose what OS to boot during the computer startup

no

yes

File Transfer Wizard

Easily transfer files and folders between different Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X partitions. You can also use it to extract data from backups

yes

yes

Install New OS

Minimize time to prepare your system to install a new OS

no

yes

Data Wiping

Full range of wipe algorithms (custom and the US DoD 5220.22-M military standard - for Suite and Pro editions; Russian GOST R 50739-95, US Navy, British HMG Infosec, German VSItR, Australian ASCI 33, Guttman's, Shneier's and Paragon's Algorithm - for Pro edition only) to destroy all on-disk information or only remnants of deleted files / directories without affecting the used data

no

yes

Supported Technologies and Operating Systems

     

Paragon Hot Processing

Migrate an active physical system to a virtual environment in the online mode, even if there are locked volumes, files or folders

yes

yes

Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (MS VSS)

Migrate an active physical system to a virtual environment in the online mode, even if there are locked volumes, files or folders

 yes

yes

GPT Volumes

Enables drive partitioning and disaster recovery operations for GPT volumes

Full Windows Storage Spaces Support

Use existing hard drives and combine them to one big storage to save videos or other large files on

yes

yes

Apple HFS+

Create, format, resize, get read only access to the native file system for Mac OS X through our program

yes

(Limited read/write access)

 yes

Complete uEFI Support Adjust your 64-bit Windows system configured to the uEFI boot mode to successfully start up OS on another hard disk after copy/restore, or in a virtual environment after P2V migration in Windows, WinPE or Linux yes yes

Windows 8.1 Support

Accomplish any operation under Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8.1  yes

yes

Separate x86 and x64 Installation Packages The x86 installation package includes x86 product binaries and the x86 Linux recovery environment. The x64 installation package includes x64 product binaries and two Linux recovery environments (x86 and x64 EFI-compatible) yes yes

WinPE Recovery Environment**

 Program installation is not required

no

yes

New User-friendly Interface The user interface is now fully compatible with the Windows 8 streamlined, tile-oriented interface, offering a Metro-style Express Launcher and a ribbon-based full scale launcher yes yes

Licensing, Support, Price

     

Complimentary Support

 

no

30 days

Number of licenses

   1

1

Price

  FREE

$49.95

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Notes:

 

*    Automatic partition alignment is always active during create/move operations, active during redistribute free space/resize operations only when the left partition boundary is affected, active during copy/restore operations with resize only.

**WinPE boot media can be created with the help of Paragon Recovery Media Builders. Click here for more detailed information>>