Why be satisfied with less? The Hard Disk Manager 15 Professional includes everything you need for cutting-edge data management and opens up professional system administration options which had never before been possible. Tools such as high-performance file exclusion filters for efficient backup and recovery operations, the sophisticated Paragon partitioning engine, the capability of editing virtual hard disks, Hyper-V guest system backup functions, the powerful scripting option, expanded support for virtual machines and much more make the Hard Disk Manager Professional the preferred hard disk and system administration software on the market.
Back up entire Windows system, individual partitions or selected files. Use the scripting engine to automate frequently used operations and benefit from the variety of virtual backup containers which simplify work with virtual environments. Whatever you choose, you will always have the full selection of backup options (sector and file-based, differential or incremental backups or special file complements).
Password protection keeps sensitive data safe from unauthorized access.
Advanced partitioning functions handle any hard disk partitioning task and help make optimal use of the available hard disk space. Prepare a hard disk for use with multiple operating systems or redistribute storage space among several different partitions – you always get top performance out of SSDs and hard disks with 4 K sectors and RAID volumes thanks to automatic partition alignment*.
With the Hard Disk Manager 15 Professional, you’ll always be on the safe side. Existing backups are no problem to restore thanks to integrated assistants – even on different hardware or in virtual environments (such as VMware Workstation, Oracle Virtual Box and MS Hyper-V). It gives you total flexibility and can restore the entire system, specific partitions or just individual files.
The Universal Image Mounter (UIM) gives you full access to your secured files at all times. Simply map a backup archive as a network drive and the files it contains will already be accessible, just like they would be with a normal hard disk.
If your operating system won’t boot up anymore, you can fire up your PC with the bootable Paragon recovery environment and load in an existing backup, secure important data or rectify booting errors. The new Recovery Media Builder 3.0 makes it extremely easy and flexible to create your own personal recovery environment. Are your backups on a network drive? Then use the advanced options and already add your network configuration and network drive while you’re still creating the recovery medium.
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Many operations** which the Hard Disk Manager 15 Professional offers can also be used on drives which were encoded with Microsoft’s encryption BitLocker technology. A big plus for everyone who manages sensitive data on their PCs!
Migrate a Windows system from practically any source to any target – like from your old hard disk to a fast SSD. Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Professional virtualizes your running system or easily converts an existing backup into a virtual machine. With just a few clicks, copy existing virtual machines and adapt them for use with a different hypervisor (e.g. from VMware Workstation to MS Hyper-V).
You just need an exact copy of your hard disk or partition? Cloning of hard disks or partitons goes without saying. If you need a virtual clone of your Windows system, the P2V Adjust OS Wizard helps you adapt it to conventional hypervisors. So if you want to test out new software, you’ll have a virtual testing system just at your fingertips.
The Hard Disk Manager 15 Professional can back up Hyper-V guest systems without the Hard Disk Manager having to be installed on the virtual system in questions (agentless backup). This allows you protect multiple Hyper-V systems from a central location, even when offline or while a Hyper-V system is running. A major plus for anyone who works with virtual environments!
Your private data is yours alone, even when you’re retiring an old hard drive. But data you’ve deleted can be restored by pros – even if the hard drive has been destroyed by mechanical means. With the Hard Disk Manager’s wiping function, however, you can free up storage space and make sure the data’s been deleted once and for all. All you have to do is use the military-grade wiping algorithms included (either individually or in combination) – or develop your own ones!
Hard Disk Manager Version 15 now gives you wiping functions for SSDs and erases SSD data safely without shortening the SSD’s service life!
Paragon’s ability to work with all of the most common operating systems and drive configurations also makes Paragon Hard Disk Manager (HDM) a big winner in the category of best imaging software. HDM has positioned itself to not only address your imaging needs today, but to help you manage your backup, recovery and migration issues for years to come.
Verdict: " it always gets the job done with a minimum of anxiety and fuss—while rival programs have sometimes left me with inaccessible data and a racing heartbeat."
EASY! Worked Perfectly!
The user interface was intuitive and easy to follow. In just a few mouse clicks, the process was underway!
* 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.
** The following operations are allowed to accomplish on volumes encrypted by BitLocker: backup/restore partitions, copy partitions, delete partitions, change drive letter, change volume label, hide/unhide partitions, enable/disable partitions, change serial number, change partition ID, surface test and check file system integrity. Any other filesystem-level encryption technology is not supported.