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Colen or image for workstations

What is the best tool or app or program to make colen or image with very small size
And fast and practical

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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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I use Casper for all of my cloning (it also performs imaging):
http://www.fssdev.com/products/casper/

It works on W7, W8, and W8.1, all in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

I run it every evening in the wee hours (it utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule jobs) on several machines to clone the hard drives (a mix of HDD, SSD, and hybrid). It has an intelligent cloning mechanism so that it copies only the necessary tracks. The first run takes a while, but after that, it's extremely fast. It can clone to the same size drive or to a larger one or even to a smaller one, as long as there is enough space on the smaller one to house the used (non-free) space from the larger one. It's not free, but it's reasonably priced and worth every penny.

Another well-regarded (also non-free) product is Acronis:
http://www.acronis.com/

I used it previously, but now prefer Casper.

If you're looking for something that is free, I've heard good things here at EE about these (some may be free only for non-commercial use — check the licensing terms for each):

http://clonezilla.org/
http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm
http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

But I haven't tried them as I do all of my cloning now with Casper. Here's a 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorial, Cloning a Hard Drive with Casper, showing how to do it. As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe
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i use the free paragon software  - but for business you may prefer their disk manager suite :  https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-personal/

note that  - depending on where you live- cloning  an OEM is not allowed by MS

***  clone and image is NOT the same; a clone is an exact, sector by sector copy of the original, while an image is made of several files representing the disk content

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how can make Bootable  image  in Casper


or any other program for that
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If you clone (not image) a bootable disk in Casper (or many other tools, such as Acronis, Clonezilla, DriveImage XML, EaseUS Disk Copy Home, Paragon Backup&Recovery Free, etc.), then the cloned disk is also bootable. If you make an image in Casper (or other tools) of a bootable disk, then you'll need to restore the image to a disk in order for it to be bootable. Regards, Joe
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The same goes for all other software - like Paragon too

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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

 
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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No reason was stated for the deletion request. Furthermore, I think that the question was answered well by the four posts from the experts and are all deserving of credit. My recommendation is to make the first post the Accepted Solution and the other three posts as Assisted Solutions, as follows:

Accepted: http:#a40728556
Assisted: http:#a40729130
Assisted: http:#a40738322
Assisted: http:#a40738516

Regards, Joe
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is a C grade normal in this case?   as Joe said - valid answers were given!
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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I agree with nobus that a C grade is inappropriate — even a B grade would be wrong in this case, unless bandar m can explain the deficiencies in the answers. bandar m should read the last article in the list that Mr Wolfe provided: What grade should I award?

A C grade is rare (even a B is unusual). As the article says, an A grade "should be the default grade awarded unless the answer is deficient." Also note the comment that an "asker must justify giving a C grade and give the experts an opportunity to improve it." Even for a B grade it says that an "asker should explain why a B grade was awarded." The point is, if an answer is deficient (such as lacking some information to resolve the problem), it's helpful for the Experts to know how/why it is deficient, and to give them a chance to improve the answer. This is a critical feature of the EE community.

In terms of this particular case, I don't think the answer is deficient in any way and, thus, deserves an A grade, but, of course, that's always the asker's call. However, if the asker chooses to leave it a C (or even B), then it's the asker's obligation to explain why the award was a non-A grade. Regards, Joe
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he does not seem to want me in ..