Mario asked: “I’m interested in knowing what the best software is for cloning your hard drive. I want to be able to format, then just replace my information as it was.”
There are a number of different programs that will address this need. Obviously, if you have an Apple Computer, you’ll just want to use Time Machine to make the backup. But if we’re talking about a Windows computer, and we likely are, there is one product that separates itself from the pack.
Acronis True Image 2017. This software offers everything. You can backup your data locally to virtually any kind of media, such as NAS drive on the network or an externally attached hard drive, or you can choose to use their cloud backup, which preserves your data offsite, should something terrible happen to the building all your tech lives in.
But it’s more than just backup. It’s intelligent disk cloning, rescue disc creation, and it includes a unique sandbox called Try & Decide, where you take a snapshot of your system files before installing a new program, then if you don’t like it and want to uninstall it, a single click in True Image will revert your system to how it was before the new software was ever installed.
You can try Acronis True Image free for 30 days, and after that a single computer license is $49.99. Like we said, there are a whole bunch of programs that offer some of the same features, but we don’t think you can go wrong with Acronis True Image.