Originally Posted by Uthlande
Originally Posted by arnyk
I'm not a *nix guru but I know and benefit from the fact that Ubuntu Linux is free and contains disk utilities with great power and good accuracy. I use GPARTED from Ubuntu to work with Windows systems and often obtain the desired results.
I think OS-based utilities like the Linux ones produce OS-controlled copies.
Probably true, but what that means in the situations where people try to pull funny stuff is a YMMV thing.
If those utilities find errors - as arranged by Olive on their system - they try to correct them. So the result is not a 1:1 clone of the Olive HDD and not a copy of all partitions of the original HDD. Read above about experiences Marc made with Linux.
Thing is, Acronis took a dump on his system, as well. So the guy may be clutching at straws.
Frankly in this case I don't have answers, but I know about a few straws. ;-)
Acronis Migrate Easy uses its own developed utilities and handles file systems corrupted by Olive as required.
My experience with Acronis is that I use their True Image product fairly often. Just guessing but True Image and Migrate Easy probably have more than a few things in common. BTW they both appear to be based on some kind of *nix.
I recently had a little war with a HP laptop's Windows 7 hard drive and True Image 12, latest update. Nothing worked right until I blundered around in its menus and found an option to do a true image copy. That worked. I wonder if there is a similar situation in Migrate Easy?