R-Drive Image utility provides disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes. It is one of the best backup and disaster recovery solutions to prevent losing your data after a fatal system failure. Using R-Drive Image, you can completely and rapidly restore your system after heavy data loss caused by an operating system crash, virus attack or hardware failure.
A disk image file contains the exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk. And you can create with various compression levels on the fly without stopping Windows OS and therefore without interrupting your business.
These drive image files you can then store in a variety of places, including various removable media such as CD-R(W)/ DVD, Iomega Zip or Jazz disks, etc.
R-Drive Image restores the images on the original disks, on any other partitions or even on a hard drive’s free space on the fly.
You can also use R-Drive Image for mass system deployment when you need to setup many identical computers. In other words, you can manually setup one system only, create an image of the system. And then deploy it on all other computers, saving your time and costs. If you need to restore only certain files from a disk image, you can connect that image as a virtual disk and copy those files directly from the disk image using Windows Explorer or any other file utility.
R-Drive Image 7 features:
- A simple wizard interface – no in-depth computer management skills are required.
- On-the-fly actions: Image files are created on-the-fly, no need to stop and restart Windows. All other disk writes are stored in a cache until the image is created.
- Removable media support. Image files you can store on removable media.
- Startup version. Use a startup version to image / restore / copy partitions locked by the OS.
- USB 2.0 and 3.0 support in the startup version. It is an ideal (fast and reliable) solution for storing backup files for system and other partitions in the startup version.
- Network support in the startup version. R-Drive Image startup version supports disk image file creation and restoration over the Microsoft network (CIFS protocol).
- Extended List of the supported devices in the startup version. The list of hardware supported by R-Drive Image startup versions has been extended. VIEW THE LIST
- An image file can be connected as a read-only virtual disk. Such disk can be browsed through and files/folders can be found and copied.
- Individual files and folders restoration. Individual files and floders rather than entire disk can be restored either during the restoring action or from a image file connected as a virtual disk.
- Image files splitting. You can split drive images into several files to fit a storage medium.
- Image Protection. Protect the disk image files with password and add comments.
- New partition creation. Restore data from a disk image on a free (unpartitioned) space on any place on a hard drive. Also you cna change the size of the restored partition.
- Partition replacement. Youi can restore data from a disk image on other existing partitions. R-Drive Image deletes such partitions and restores data on that free space.
- Disk to Disk copy. You can directly copy an entire disk on another one.
- Image files verification. You may check if your image files are good before you store them or restore data from them.
- Scheduler. You can schedule a time for disk image creation and run the process in unattended mode.
- Action Report. When disk image is successfully created or the action fails the report can be automatically sent over e-mail or an external application can be launched.
- Support for the ReFS file system (Resilient File System), a new local file system Microsoft has introduced in its Windows 2012 Server. Supports all disk actions, except partition resizing.
- Full support for the GPT partitioning layout. R-Drive Image can create GPT disks, resize them, and change their partition layout during copy/restore operations.
- Support for Windows Storage Spaces (Windows 8/8.1 and 10), Linux Logical Volume Manager volumes, and MacRAIDs.
New R-Drive Image features in version 7.x :
- A new, completely redesigned wizard interface with improved graphical controls, drag and drop object manipulations, and visual source and target binding.
- A partition manager that allows the user to delete, wipe, create, and re-size partitions and logical disks.
- Image creation from individual files, not only from disk objects.
- Advanced and versatile logs accessible directly from the user interface.
- Advanced file filtering to make search for files and marking them easier. File filters can be created directly on a R-Drive Image panel or set/edited manually (Batch mode).
- Support for rotation schemes (a further development of backup sets). A rotation scheme is a set of files (usually a file for a full image of an object and a number of its incremental/differential backups) which R-Drive Image treats as one unit. Rotation schemes are used to flexibly control the parameters of complex backup tasks. R-Drive Image supports predefined and custom rotation schemes. Custom rotation schemes are available in the Corporate, Technician, and Commercial licenses.
- Support for the VMDK file type, a popular virtual machine disk format (only in Corporate, Technician, and Commercial Licenses).
New R-Drive Image features in version 6.x :
- Support for the APFS file system including the APFS Fusion Drive.
- Automatic update of the device list for disk imaging/copying and boot / OEM media creation operations.
- When R-Drive Image runs out of available free space while creating an image, a new place can be specified, and the image will be split accordingly.
- Task progress for running tasks and tooltips with detailed information on selected tasks are shown in the scheduled task list.
- The Locked disk dialog box shows the list of processes and files that lock the disk.
- Support for automatic partition resizing for dynamic disks.
- Support for Windows Storage Spaces (Windows 8/8.1/10/Threshold 2/Anniversary/all Creators update), Linux mdadm RAIDs and Logical Volume Manager volumes, and Apple CoreStorage/File Vault/Fusion Drive Volumes and RAIDs.
- UEFI boot for the startup version.
- Support for HFS+ partition resizing.
- Support for secure connection (SSL) in mailing out reports.
- When creating images, content of files like pagefiles.sys, hiberfil.sys, etc, is skipped when the Backup actual data only option is selected.
- Support for HiDPI (retina-like) screens for the startup version.
- Support for S.M.A.R.T. attributes for NVME devices.
- Support for Task Scheduler 2.0.
Homepage – https://www.drive-image.com
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32-bit, 64-bit).
- Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022.
Size: 107 MB