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any Drive Image users here?

By drumtrucker
Feb 16, 2004
  1. good bad alternatives?
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Love it!
    The alternative seems to be Norton Ghost, but I hate Norton/Symantec for being resource-hoggers.
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Love it too!!!!

    Its my favourate software of all time, in fact.

    And I would not say that lightly.
     
  4. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Hmm, I was going to buy it, but the consumer reviews were horrible. What versions are you 2 using and how did you find support, if you ever needed it that is???
     
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    I use Drive Image 2002 (internal build 60.048)
    Been with them since version 3.
    Backup of 2.5GB compressed into 1.1GB takes about 4 minutes, restore in the same time.
    I use it about 3-4 times a week, never ever any problems.
     
  6. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    I agree with the boys 100% .I have been using Drive Image since version 4 I now have 7.Only needed suppot for an update and they called me ,probably because it meant them getting money!
     
  7. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    i am not sure what the difference between 2000 and 7.0 is but I just bought d/l version of 7.0 from Symantec (they bought it) and current customers of symantec get 40% discount. Big d/l 413Mb so I have not completed it yet.
     
  8. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    version 2002 is for Win 98,Me and version 7is for Win 2K & XP
    I think they ship both together , thats why download is so big.But you should check installation notes before installing.There were two different installation files.
     
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Liquidlen, I do not quite agree.
    I use PM 2002 for Windows 2000. It supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, HPFS, Linux Ext2, and Linux Swap file systems, and sector-by-sector support for UNIX and NetWare.

    As I don not indend EVER to change to XP, I don't need a newer version of this otherwise excellent program. I am quite sure that PM2002 also works under XP. After all, it makes a HD-backup, not a Software-backup!
     
  10. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Real check this page on the right side under system requirements.Powerquest recommends that you use version 7 install for Win 2k & Xp DI 2002 will work on Win2K but Ithink 7 qualifies for 2k& XP recommendation from Microsoft
    http://www.symantec.com/driveimage/index.html
    There is a comparison page for the two I haven't found it,yet. I would also bet that powerquest support will push you to use 7 with your OS, but don't quote me.
    Regards
    L
     
  11. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Going a bit further, the new PM v7 ONLY works on W2K and XP, and it no longer falls back on DOS. It need not reboot as much as the previous version, and does everything in Windows.

    PM v6 (a.k.a. PM 2002) fully works in W2K and should also work in XP, but it is an older version (obvious..) that still uses the built-in DOS for certain functions. The emergency floppy disks have come in handy on more than 1 occasion. (don't know if v7 also makes floppies).

    Of course Symantec wants everybody to buy the new PM v7. Pity they got their hands on this product. Just wait for it to become bloatware.
     
     
  12. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Real ;
    What I love the most is the ability to backup&recover to any server on my lan and a bootable recovery dsk.
    I got version 7 and 7.0.1 update from Powerquest(that I still Have) before Symantec take over ,so I do not know if there has been any other updates ,I could not find one at thier web. The take over was a shock to me I have no use for Symantec Glut!
    I will be watching for this in the future and you can bet there will be no updates for me until I know exactly what is involved.
    I am a little confused (easily done) but did you get Ver7 with 2002 or 2002 alone?
    I
    L
     
  13. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    I only have a stand-alone PM 2002, which suits my needs admirably. The whole install-file is only 28MB, which expands to 36MB on harddisk. Its DOS-emergency package fits on only 2 floppy-disks.

    If I should get Version 7, I'll be knocking on your door for the update-file if that is not available elsewhere.
     
  14. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Anytime Real
     
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