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No matter which types of files you need to back up or what type of storage device you want to back them up to, Paragon Backup & Recovery can make securing your data simple. This disk imaging software can run scheduled backups to dependably safeguard your files or your entire hard disk. Paragon imaging software can speed up backups with asynchronous writing operations and differential backups, and it easily earns our TopTenREVIEWS Silver award.

This disk imager takes complex tasks such as restoring to different hardware or aligning partitions and makes them simple and achievable by anyone. Paragon has updated this software to be compatible with newer technologies such as USB 3.0 and the latest HDD standards, including 2TB+. It is also functional with all Windows operating systems, and its boot corrector is available in Linux, DOS and WinPE environments.

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Paragon Backup & Recovery has all the imaging tools we look for, as well as tools for migrating operating systems to dissimilar hardware. This imaging software can help you transfer files, create bootable files and build partitions. Paragon can create a complete disk image, or it can back up selected files, folders or partitions.

This hard drive cloning software can save backups to all types of storage devices, including SATA, USB FireWire, SCSI and ATA connected devices. It can back up via a network connection to another computer or to an external drive. Paragon can also back up files to disc media such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. It supports all major file system types, including NTFS, FAT, Linux and Apple HFS+.

Although this software includes excellent disk imaging and backup tools, it also includes drive-partitioning features. Paragon can create, format and delete partitions, as well assign drive letters. Advanced features include the ability to change serial numbers, volume labels and IDs.

We are also pleased to see that Paragon Backup & Recovery compresses backups, offers deletion tools and can backup files that are currently in use. In addition, this disk image software includes wizards to help you perform basic tasks, and it can perform a variety of restoration tasks automatically so that you do not have to try to figure them out yourself.

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This disk image software provides several recovery and restoration tools to help your data stay safe and secure. You can restore an entire disk or separate images using Paragon Backup & Recovery. This application also offers a Recovery Media Builder, which allows you to create recovery media tools to use for booting your system. You can also check all of your bootable disks using this software to ensure that the files and images are not corrupted.

However, even though this cloning software has many recovery options, it does not receive top marks because it lacks multicast deployment capabilities, which would allow you to set up and restore your data on several computers at once.

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You have full scheduling capabilities with this imaging software. You can choose to schedule exact times for backups to occur. You can specify how often you would like the backups to occur, whether it is daily, weekly or monthly. You can also specify exact days for the backups to run, and even the exact minute. The scheduling tool also gives you the option to shut down the system after the backup task is finished. You truly just set it and forget it.

 

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Paragon provides a range of support options, from complimentary assistance to enterprise-level paid support plans. The free support includes internet and email technical support for the first 30 days. The software also comes with embedded help files, and you can find answers to most questions online in the company's searchable knowledgebase. Although the support Paragon provides is adequate, free telephone support to all users would be a welcome addition.

Paragon Backup & Recovery Summary:
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Paragon Backup & Recovery can easily help you perform the necessary task of backing up your files. It can completely clone your hard drive so that you do not have to worry about losing data should your hard drive fail or if you accidently delete critical files. Paragon works across a variety of devices and is an excellent choice for managing your backup scenarios.

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 11 Home

Pros
This disk imaging software can back up data to any type of storage device, including online storage services and Blu-ray Discs.

Cons
This disk imaging software lacks multicast deployment, which can restore backups on several computers simultaneously.

The Verdict
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Paragon Backup & Recovery is simple to use and works with all popular file system types, including NTFS and Apple HFS+. It is one of the best imaging software products available, particularly if you are looking for intuitive wizards and excellent support for a beginner.