How to make mirror image of hard drive?
The best option for creating an image of the disk for restoration would be to get an external USB or Firewire hard drive and use a disk imaging software to create an image. The external hard drive should be USB 2.0 or firewire, if your PC has USB 2.0 or firewire capabilities. If not, you will also need to install a new USB 2.0 or firewire card. There are several good disk imaging programs available from Acronis, Paragon and Norton. Check the online reviews to see which would best suit your needs. You can also burn the image to CD's, but depending on the size of the image, you may need multiple CD's. Also remember that the image will only include information back to the point that you created the image, and any additional information that you might want to save, will have to be backed up.
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