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Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

ONTAP System Manager is feature rich and all inclusive. It can work with multiple storage protocols and for various functionalities. It will replace your File Servers and your SAN and put them into one storage appliance. NFS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NVMe are all options. Snapshots and Offsite replication (Snapmirror) are all great. I can't think of a scenario where a NetApp wouldn't be a good fit.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Great for failing hard drives that need to be cloned (like to SSDs) and for moving computer data to dissimilar hardware.
Not great when you're in a hurry and you need to know exactly how long it will take to clone a drive. You would use a different cloning software at that point (Acronis).
James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

  • System Manager is extremely good at resizing volumes, changing snapshot policies and making day-to-day changes.
  • The Dashboard and the Hardware and Diagnostics tabs are a great window into the health of your filer and Cluster. You can immediately see any issues like volumes that are nearly full or errors in the event logs.
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

  • Clone partitions or entire drives.
  • Change drive from standard to dynamic or dynamic to standard.
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

  • Not necessarily a dislike of OnCommand per se but I do dislike that you have to still use different flavors of this tool to get a holistic view of every aspect of your NetApp - System Manager, Performance Manager, Unified Manager etc
  • The initial process to connect to a filer probably could do with a little more friendly documentation as the format for filer name (or IP) and whether and SNMP string is required etc is not clear.
  • The ability for more complete search capability within the logs (so therefore not having to extract them to work with them) would be an advantage for the timely resolution of faults.
Joe Cairns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

  • If it's installed to a CD it takes forever to boot to it. Better off a USB stick.
  • It takes a very long time to clone a failing drive (understandably) and you have no idea how long it will take. Estimated times are not accurate.
James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

NetApp ONTAP System Manager 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Support is great. Our account managers and system engineers regularly contact us and check in on us. Provide free training on various topics. Our team is readily available to answer any questions. Support tickets are generated automatically if anything goes wrong such as a disk going bad and a new one is sent out immediately. Very happy with support.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not found a need to contact support
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

I've used NetApp systems for the last 12 years. The only alternative I have used is the old OnCommand system. This is a drastic improvement over what was available in the past. The ability to use this software from anywhere inside your network is huge. If you were to combine this with VPN access you could easily monitor and configure your NetApp from anywhere in the world
Brandon Burch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Paragon is better in some areas, worse in others.
Better at cloning unhealthy drives. Worse at quick clones.
Acronis is a little more intuitive. Paragon has some dialog that I don't think translates well to English.
James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

  • Previously were were running with just locally attached storage across all of our estate. With this tool we are not able to simplify the management of storage saving on resource usage across our Ops teams allowing us to focus on "more important" tasks.
Joe Cairns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

  • Cut time to transition from standard to SSD by over 60%.
  • Cut time to clone from one system to another.
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp ONTAP System Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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