Acronis True Image WD Edition

Western Digital (Freeware)

Acronis True Image WD Edition is a tool for cloning system drives into a new WD hard drive based on the restore, backup and disaster recovery utility known as the Acronis True image Home 2013. ATIWD Edition ensures that partitions are aligned optimally. This program is fully capable of supporting new WD Advanced Format Drives.

What cloning does is to create a copy that is exactly like the original. With cloning, all the system components are copied, including the data sets, apps, preferences, email settings, and operating system. Acronis True Image WD Edition ensures that everything is the same as it was and that the contents of the drive will operate as smoothly as it did before.

Acronis True Image WD Edition has multiple functions including drive migration, drive deployment and drive cloning. Drive migration is all about erasing the source drive which is done as soon as imaging of the new WD drive is done. Drive deployment involves preparation of the WD drive in order to exclude certain partitions and folders from the image. Drive cloning is essentially copying the source drive to a WD drive while keeping the data intact within the source.

Acronis True Image WD Edition can also be used for drive image recovery and drive image backup functionalities.