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Hard Disk Manager 14 Business

A unified, cost-effective solution for small business!

  • Innovative backup imaging technology (pVHD, VHD, VMDK)

  • One integrated and comprehensive solution for backup and disaster recovery, migration and data management

  • Proven in millions of installations worldwide

  • Never before at this price: image- and file-based backup, bare-metal recovery to dissimilar hardware, migration, partitioning and wiping for physical servers and workstations

  • Strong collection of Paragon Technologies: Drive Backup, Drive Copy, Partition Manager and Disk Wiper included

  • Supports Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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Update  Live imaging and migration

Protect or migrate Windows systems online using Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) or Paragon Hot Processing

Update  All commonly used backup techniques

Sector and file level backups with differential or incremental (sector-level increments) updates as well as an exclusive file complement

Update  Wide range of backup destinations

Locally mounted/un-mounted partitions, external storages, CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray discs, network shares, SFTP/FTP servers as well as a secure hidden partition (Backup Capsule) and VD

New  Backup to VD

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

New  Restore from VD

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

New  Incremental Backup to VD

Back up changes since the full, or the latest incremental image. It's allowed to maintain several incremental chains based on one full image, provided each chain contains changed data of a particular backup object(s). To effectively manage backup contents and cut on backup storage requirements, the last increment in the chain is allowed to merge with the previous one, thus updating its contents.


Incremental imaging for virtual containers (pVHD, VHD, VHDX, VMDK) works much faster and rock-stable in comparison with the old PBF

New  Cyclic Backup to VD

Set up unattended backup operations involving regular creation of full or incremental virtual containers controlled by special backup data retention policies. This tool is fully compliant with the so called set-and-forget backup strategies. Unlike Cyclic Backup that works with PBF images, Cyclic Backup to VD offers more flexibility in configuring regular backup routines:


- It can process separate partitions or entire hard disks;

- It can do full and incremental images;

- Its retention mechanism is more efficient.

Cyclic Backup

Establish an automatic data protection system that is fully compliant with the Set-and-Forget Backup Policy

New  Retention Wizard

Set up effective backup schedules for full, differential and incremental backup strategies, in physical and virtual environments

Smart Backup

Back up exactly what you need, and with the best suited backup technique – recommended  automatically based on  the type of data you wish to protect

Archive Database

Easily manage multiple backup images (get properties, add, delete, mount, etc.)

Synthetic Backup

Change any property (merge a given differential image with its full image, split/un-split, compress/de-compress, etc.) of an existing backup without carrying out a physical backup operation

Selective Restore

Easily extract files and folders from a backup image through the Restore Wizard without the need to restore an entire image

New  P2P Adjust OS

Successfully migrate a Windows physical system to a different hardware platform (P2P). Now also available for Windows 8.1

New  Comprehensive recovery environments

Available environments are based on Linux, DOS, and WinPE*, available on CD/DVD/Blu-ray, USB flash drives, Backup Capsule and VD

New  Recovery Media Builder

Prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environment on a USB thumb drive or in an ISO file. Unlike Boot Media Builder you don't need to have Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) or Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) installed in the system

New  UIM (Universal Image Mounter)

Mount pVHD backup images (full, incremental, and encrypted) to browse their contents and retrieve data both, in the program and directly under Windows OS

Update  Seamless migration

Fast migration to new HDDs, SSDs, new hardware

New  Copy/Restore to dissimilar sector size

Copy or restore contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4k hard disk with no additional actions from your side

Update  Automatic partition alignment

Aligns partitions automatically during the operation** and optimizes physical disks for I/O performance

New  New partitioning engine

Paragon implemented a completely new engine for all partitioning tasks. The result is a very strong partitioning engine that works generically with all modern hard drive technologies

Update  Split Partition

Separate OS and data or different types of data by splitting one partition into two different partitions of the same type and file system, thus providing for more effective data organization and safety

Update  Merge Partitions

Safely merge contents of two partitions into one bigger partition

Redistribute Free Space

Increase free space on one partition by taking available, unallocated space from other partitions

NTFS file system optimization

MFT defragmentation and shrinking enables to get the most out of the NTFS file system

Boot Corrector

Fix most system boot problems that can be the result of human error, program error, or a boot virus activity under Linux or WinPE*

New  Support for major virtual machines

MS Virtual PC, VMware Workstation 10.0, VMware Fusion and Oracle VirtualBox 4

Update  Data Wiping

10 wipe algorithms to choose from, including military and government data erasure standards of several countries, Paragon’s own as well as  a custom wipe algorithm to destroy all on-disk information or only remnants of deleted files / directories without affecting the used data

Update  Backup encryption and password protection

Password protection for archives prevents unauthorized access to personal data

New  Support of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Our product is compatible with the latest operating systems by Microsoft

New  Full support of GPT/uEFI configurations

Successfully clone, migrate, or restore a 64-bit Windows system configured to the uEFI-based boot mode; fix uEFI related boot problems. Backup Capsule is now also GPT/uEFI compatible

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

Update  Extended hardware support

SSDs, AFDs, 2TB+ and non-512B sector size disks as well as USB 3.0 devices

New  BitLocker Support

Back up, restore or copy volumes encrypted by this security feature

New  Windows Storage Spaces Support

Copy, back up, restore, or resize Windows Storage Spaces directly in our program

New  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)

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems
Supported Computer Bus Interfaces
Supported Storages
Supported File Systems
Supported Partitioning Schemes
For Windows installation
For WinPE* environment
For Linux/DOS environment

Supported Operating Systems

  • New Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Home
  • Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Windows 2011 Small Business Server
  • New Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 Family
  • Windows Server 2003 Family

Supported Computer Bus Interfaces

  • New Complete uEFI support
  • Parallel ATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)
  • External SATA (eSATA)
  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.x/2.0/3.0
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
  • All types of RAIDs (hardware and software)
  • PC or PCMCIA Card (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

Supported Storages

  • New Windows Storage Spaces Support
  • New BitLocker Support
  • 2.2TB+ hard disk drives
  • AFD (Advanced Format Drive)
  • Non-512B sector size drives
  • SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
  • CD-R/RW
  • DVD-R/RW
  • DVD+R/RW
  • DVD+/-R (DL)
  • BD-R
  • BD-RE

Supported File Systems

  • New ReFS
  • NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1)
  • FAT16
  • FAT32
  • Linux Ext2FS
  • Linux Ext3FS
  • Linux Ext4FS
  • Linux Swap
  • Update Apple HFS+
  • Other file systems (in the sector-by-sector mode)

Supported Partitioning Schemes

  • MBR (Master Boot Record)
  • GPT (GUID Partition Table)
  • Microsoft Dynamic Disk (simple, spanned, striped, mirrored, RAID-5)

For Windows installation

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible, 300 MHz or higher processor
  • RAM: At least 128 MB (256 MB or greater recommended)
  • Disk space: 250 MB*
  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

* During the installation additional free space (up to 1GB) will be required.

For WinPE* environment

  • Intel Pentium III CPU or its equivalent, with 1000 MHz processor clock speed
  • At least 512 MB of RAM
  • SVGA video adapter and monitor
  • Mouse

For Linux/DOS environment

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or compatible, 300 MHz or higher processor
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • SVGA video adapter and monitor
  • Mouse

* WinPE bootable media can be created with the help of Paragon Boot Media Builder or Paragon Recovery Media Builder add-on. 

** 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.


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Customer Testimonials

“The whole package is what we needed; with a small IT department it is a time-saver — we just set it and forget it!”

— Thomas Adams,
Desktop Technician

“After evaluating the product for ease of use, speed of repartitioning, cost, and support, we determined that this product best fit our requirements”

— Fischer, Senior Systems Engineer, Rackspace



Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 was reviewed by Windows IT Pro and rated with 4.5 out of 5!