An image is an exact copy of a drive's ...

by Edward ODaniel - 12/5/12 5:04 PM

In Reply to: Hard drive lost files by speedlse

contents that can be used to re-create the drive on a different drive or partition. This is similat to cloning except that there is the extra step of creating the image file which can be stored most anywhere then writing that image to a drive.

If the drive the image is written to contains data that data is REPLACED by the image because that image does not also contain the data on the replacement drive.