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How to mirror my HDD's?

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I currently have:
Ocz Agility 3 - Boot drive and some apps
Samsung F3 - steam and Users folder

I hear a lot of people on the forums saying that they just 'create and image' of their hard drives

I assume this means i create a backup of both my SSD and HDD
(It took me ages to get this SSD+HDD thing sorted and i dont want to go through it every time i reinstall)

So instead of reinstalling windows in the future, i can just load the images back on. ? right?

How would i go about doing this? - Is there a piece of software that takes an image of the hard drive?
- And after i have an image, How do i think Restore that image, I assume i would have to boot from a live cd?

thanks for the help
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Acronis True Image is probably the easiest and one of the best softwares to use for imaging hard drives.

Directions come with but for this you will need another hd (internal or external) where you can write the image too and save it. To restore the image you would use acronis true image again and just follow the directions to restore it.

Another program i have used in the past is Norton Ghost. I haven't used it in a few years, and I know they were changing some things with it. It is a little bit more difficult to use that Acronis also.
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Ghost used to be the go-to imaging software but it has been eclipsed in recent years by Acronis.

Imaging software creates a snapshot of the disks you specify. These snapshots can then be used to recover files, volumes (partitions) or entire disks. As Aawa already said, you will need an additional storage medium (external HDD, NAS, etc) to store the backup images on.
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Ok, I have the software, What do i click to create an image?
This is what i can see


do i click clone disk to create the image?
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Originally Posted by antipesto93 View Post
Ok, I have the software, What do i click to create an image?
This is what i can see


do i click clone disk to create the image?
yes you would click clone disk to create the image
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