The release of a new operating system often means that there is renewed interest in migration and backup tools and this is certainly the case with the imminent release of Windows 8. Hard drive cloning tool HDClone 4.2 Free is the latest app to be updated with support for the latest version of Microsoft’s OS, and there are a number of other improvements that have been made to this utility.
While the free version of the program is more limited than its big brothers – there are also Basic, Standard, Professional and Enterprise editions available for anyone whose needs are a little more demanding – there’s still enough here to cater for most people’s requirements.
Speed improvements that allows for data to be copied at up to 30 MB/sec mean that cloning can be achieve faster than in previous versions of the program. There are also two important new additions that help to ensure support for as wide a range of hard drive technologies as possible. The first new feature of the free version of HDClone is full support for GPT.
There is also the added option of booting from UEFI BIOSes for anyone working with hardware that support this technology. Despite these changes and additions, you’re still limited to working with ATA, SATA or USB drives as there is no support for SCSI, Fireware or even USB 3.0 drives.
You can find out more and download a free copy of the program by paying a visit to the HDClone 4.2 Free review page.