Disk Image/Drive Clone (21)
Disk Image/Drive Clone (Wiki) consists of software for disk imaging and drive cloning.
• Disk imaging, also known as bare metal backup, means the software can back up the entire disk or volume, as well as all the data included, like files, programs, settings etc. It backs up all data into an image file. Please note that generally it only supports to recover the whole disk/volume from the image file, not able to recover a single file in the image.
• Drive cloning refers to the feature of copying the entire hard drive/volume to another drive.
Some software in this subcategory supports disk imaging only (e.g. Laplink DiskImage), some supports both drive cloning and disk imaging (e.g. Stellar Drive Clone, O&O DiskImage)