Paragan will save your behind on failing drives!
November 12, 2019

Paragan will save your behind on failing drives!

James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Our whole organization uses it to clone hard drives and to migrate computer hard drives to dissimilar hardware.
  • When you have a hard drive that is physically failing with CHKDSK errors, it will often somehow still clone it and make it work on the new system.
  • It can take a computer's operating system installation and make it work on dissimilar hardware.
  • 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.
  • It has had a positive impact on our business objectives because it has gotten us out of some difficult situations where drives would not clone otherwise. It saves a reload of a computer, therefore a lot of time saved.
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.
I've never had to contact Paragon support which speaks to the quality of their product.

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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).