CopyWipe vs Acronis

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Bob Hatch, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Guest

    On Saturday evening I started a clone using CopyWipe Clone, Raw Sector.
    The process took about 4 1/2 hours cloning from a 250GB internal SATA
    drive to a 250 GB SATA drive in an external USB dock.

    Last night I cloned another drive using Acronis Clone, Automatic. This
    time it was cloning the 250GB internal SATA drive to a 500GB SATA drive
    using the same drive dock. This clone took 1 1/2 hours. I did not clone
    from Windows. I used the Acronis Emergency Boot Disk, booted from the
    DVD drive.

    This morning I disconnected the C: drive and attached the Copy/Wipe
    clone disk to the C: cables, booted the computer to Windows 7 and it
    booted fine. After about 2 minutes of operation a message said the
    computer would have to reboot to apply the changes. Different drive than
    the original is my guess. Rebooted and it worked fine.

    Next step was to test the Acronis clone. Same thing happened. The
    Acronis clone adjusted the sizes of the partitions making each one a bit
    larger so that the full allocatable size of the drive was used.

    I don't see where it makes much difference which program is used, except
    for the time involved. If I didn't have Acronis I would start the
    Copy/Wipe clone before I went to bed and put it in the drawer when I got
    up the next morning.

    That said I will most likely stick with Acronis because that's the
    program I'm using for my daily backup of my D: drive. All files are on
    D:, programs on C:. It's just the way I do it. BTW, C: and D: are actual
    physical drives, not partitions.

    Thanks for all the feedback to my previous questions regarding Acronis.

    --
    "To announce that there must be no criticism
    of the President, or that we are to stand by
    the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
    and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
    American public."
    Theodore Roosevelt
    http://www.bobhatch.com
    http://www.tdsrvresort.com
    Bob Hatch, Dec 15, 2009
    #1
  2. Bob Hatch

    SC Tom Guest

    "Bob Hatch" <> wrote in message
    news:00a2f357$0$26898$...
    > On Saturday evening I started a clone using CopyWipe Clone, Raw Sector.
    > The process took about 4 1/2 hours cloning from a 250GB internal SATA
    > drive to a 250 GB SATA drive in an external USB dock.
    >
    > Last night I cloned another drive using Acronis Clone, Automatic. This
    > time it was cloning the 250GB internal SATA drive to a 500GB SATA drive
    > using the same drive dock. This clone took 1 1/2 hours. I did not clone
    > from Windows. I used the Acronis Emergency Boot Disk, booted from the DVD
    > drive.
    >
    > This morning I disconnected the C: drive and attached the Copy/Wipe clone
    > disk to the C: cables, booted the computer to Windows 7 and it booted
    > fine. After about 2 minutes of operation a message said the computer would
    > have to reboot to apply the changes. Different drive than the original is
    > my guess. Rebooted and it worked fine.
    >
    > Next step was to test the Acronis clone. Same thing happened. The Acronis
    > clone adjusted the sizes of the partitions making each one a bit larger so
    > that the full allocatable size of the drive was used.
    >
    > I don't see where it makes much difference which program is used, except
    > for the time involved. If I didn't have Acronis I would start the
    > Copy/Wipe clone before I went to bed and put it in the drawer when I got
    > up the next morning.
    >
    > That said I will most likely stick with Acronis because that's the program
    > I'm using for my daily backup of my D: drive. All files are on D:,
    > programs on C:. It's just the way I do it. BTW, C: and D: are actual
    > physical drives, not partitions.
    >
    > Thanks for all the feedback to my previous questions regarding Acronis.
    >
    > --
    > "To announce that there must be no criticism
    > of the President, or that we are to stand by
    > the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
    > and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
    > American public."
    > Theodore Roosevelt
    > http://www.bobhatch.com
    > http://www.tdsrvresort.com


    I've never used Copy/Wipe, but have had the same great results that you did
    with Acronis. It has save my bacon twice so far, and I will continue to use
    it.
    Thanks for your comparative results!
    --
    SC Tom
    SC Tom, Dec 15, 2009
    #2
  3. Bob Hatch

    Walter R. Guest

    I use Acronis, too. It works fine.

    With today's huge hard drives, I can afford to do my backups: I use drive 1
    (C:) to back up Drive 2, which holds all of my data and also an Acronis
    image of drive 1 (C:). That way I can recover easily, if either drive
    crashes.

    Belts and suspenders: I also keep a monthly *copy* of all of drive 1 at a
    location away from my house.
    --
    Walter
    www.rationality.net
    -
    "SC Tom" <> wrote in message
    news:loLVm.4627$Z%...
    >
    > "Bob Hatch" <> wrote in message
    > news:00a2f357$0$26898$...
    >> On Saturday evening I started a clone using CopyWipe Clone, Raw Sector.
    >> The process took about 4 1/2 hours cloning from a 250GB internal SATA
    >> drive to a 250 GB SATA drive in an external USB dock.
    >>
    >> Last night I cloned another drive using Acronis Clone, Automatic. This
    >> time it was cloning the 250GB internal SATA drive to a 500GB SATA drive
    >> using the same drive dock. This clone took 1 1/2 hours. I did not clone
    >> from Windows. I used the Acronis Emergency Boot Disk, booted from the DVD
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> This morning I disconnected the C: drive and attached the Copy/Wipe clone
    >> disk to the C: cables, booted the computer to Windows 7 and it booted
    >> fine. After about 2 minutes of operation a message said the computer
    >> would have to reboot to apply the changes. Different drive than the
    >> original is my guess. Rebooted and it worked fine.
    >>
    >> Next step was to test the Acronis clone. Same thing happened. The Acronis
    >> clone adjusted the sizes of the partitions making each one a bit larger
    >> so that the full allocatable size of the drive was used.
    >>
    >> I don't see where it makes much difference which program is used, except
    >> for the time involved. If I didn't have Acronis I would start the
    >> Copy/Wipe clone before I went to bed and put it in the drawer when I got
    >> up the next morning.
    >>
    >> That said I will most likely stick with Acronis because that's the
    >> program I'm using for my daily backup of my D: drive. All files are on
    >> D:, programs on C:. It's just the way I do it. BTW, C: and D: are actual
    >> physical drives, not partitions.
    >>
    >> Thanks for all the feedback to my previous questions regarding Acronis.
    >>
    >> --
    >> "To announce that there must be no criticism
    >> of the President, or that we are to stand by
    >> the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic
    >> and servile, but is morally treasonable to the
    >> American public."
    >> Theodore Roosevelt
    >> http://www.bobhatch.com
    >> http://www.tdsrvresort.com

    >
    > I've never used Copy/Wipe, but have had the same great results that you
    > did with Acronis. It has save my bacon twice so far, and I will continue
    > to use it.
    > Thanks for your comparative results!
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
    Walter R., Dec 15, 2009
    #3
  4. Bob Hatch

    philo Guest

    Walter R. wrote:
    > I use Acronis, too. It works fine.
    >
    > With today's huge hard drives, I can afford to do my backups: I use drive 1
    > (C:) to back up Drive 2, which holds all of my data and also an Acronis
    > image of drive 1 (C:). That way I can recover easily, if either drive
    > crashes.
    >
    > Belts and suspenders: I also keep a monthly *copy* of all of drive 1 at a
    > location away from my house.



    Good idea

    and not only that

    what if for whatever reason...the clone failed

    and the original drive was wiped


    No way would I *ever* wipe a drive until I was 100% positive the clone
    was good
    philo, Dec 15, 2009
    #4

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