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  • Hard-drive imaging — AOMEI Backupper Standard


    Deanna McElveen

    By Deanna McElveen

    At, we test a lot of software. Sometimes we do so in a virtual machine that we can reset when things get out of control.

    But a lot of software deals with the actual hardware in a computer, so we must use our test system to assure that a rogue app does no harm. In that case, we make a drive image before we experiment.

    There are many free and open-source backup programs out there. Some do just file backups, and some also do total hard-drive imaging. That means they take a snapshot of your entire hard drive and save it as a single file, or perhaps a few files. In this article, I will concentrate on my favorite program in this class.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.43.0, 2023-10-23).