Computers are wonderful devices, but they can also have problems. Data
loss is a common problem and, even if accidental deletion or hardware
failures aren’t to blame, there’s always the risk that all your
precious data can be gone in a nanosecond.
With data loss in mind, everyone who uses their computers for anything
important should get into the habit of regularly backing up their
data. However, it’s not necessarily as simple as copying over your
documents to an external storage device or uploading them to a cloud
storage service. Unfortunately, if your hard drive crashes, you’ll
have to restore everything, including the operating system. That means
programs, configuration files, and lots more to think about.
TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore was developed to ensure that
every byte of data on a drive or partition is safely backed up.
Performing a full drive backup is the only way to be sure that nothing
gets forgotten. Creating a drive image creates a byte-by-byte copy of
everything on your hard drive. Files, programs, operating system,
configuration files, and more. Once you have the drive image you can
simply extract the image to a new or formatted drive and resume using
your computer as though nothing happened.
In fact, the ability to extract a complete image of your system hard
drive can come in very useful when upgrading your drive or migrating
everything over to a new computer. It’s safe, secure, and time-saving
How Does TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore Work?
TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore provides a simple
wizard-driven interface that allows you to select a drive and create a
complete backup in a few simple steps. In fact, it should take less
than a minute to configure your drive image backup, and the software
will take care of the rest. The amount of time it takes to create an
image will vary depending on the size of the hard drive and its
occupied data. However, it’s a full end-to-end process that’s designed
with performance and reliability in mind.
The latest edition of TeraByte Drive Image Backup and Restore,
launched in February 2019, sports some welcome improvements. There are
new commands for advanced users, various bug fixes and improved
support for Linux file systems like Ext2/3/4. Users can also schedule
tasks through the new user interface, which now features a simple
task-scheduling button on the summary dialog when creating a new image
for the first time. Windows users can get started right away by
Michael E. Callahan
Michael E. Callahan is a data-recovery expert who uses drive image
backup software for all his devices.