Re: Drive cloning

David Mehler


I use drive image lite and love it.

I do have an image question on it. I imaged a drive to a usb portable
drive to bring it back here to work on to recover some missing files.
What I'm wanting to know is can I take the disk image lite image file
and convert it to a vhd, an iso, or something I can mount either read
only in windows, or feed in to a virtual machine and boot so that I
might do some file searching?


On 12/21/17, Smiling? <> wrote:
This is an email forwarded from Carlos regarding accessible softwares for
imaging and cloning.

From: Carlos

Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2015 2:09 PM


Subject: Re: [TechTalk] creating image or clone of hard drive
and jaws

There are several options depending on whether you want something free or

don't mind paying.

For cloning, I would recommend either XXCLONE:

which is free, but requires use of the JAWS cursor or equivalent.

Cloning, Casper:

which is not free, but is more accessible than XXCLONE.

For imaging, I would recommend

Imaging, Active@ Disk Image Lite:

if you want something that is free. If you don't mind paying, then I would

recommend either

Imaging, Image for Windows:

Imaging, Drive Snapshot:

All three of these imaging applications are accessible.

From: [] On Behalf Of
Michael Boyd
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:14 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Drive cloning

Hi everyone,

I have not had to do this for a very long time, but I now find that I want
to clone the HDD in my laptop computer to an SSD to install and boost it's
performance. Firstly, I would like to know which softwares are the most
accessible to use, and what about using Windows System Image Backup for
purpose. Secondly, I have a small problem with the SSD that I have. It is a
256 GB drive and it cannot be recognized when connected via a USB port, it
must be connected via a SATA connection to be recognized by Windows , Win
in my case. Is there a device that will allow you to split a SATA
into two? Any advice and/or solutions that can be offered are appreciated.
Thanks for your help.


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