MakeUseOf.com is giving away 100 licenses of Drive Copy 10 Personal. Drive Copy is a great utility for upgrading hard drives, creating a single image of your computer for recovery if the PC crashes, and many others. If you would like to grab a free copy, head over to MakeUseOf.com and read the post.
They are giving away our personal version that will not work on servers.
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Tagged backup, disk-imaging, hard drive, Microsoft, microsoft virtual machine, microsoft vista, Microsoft XP, new virtual machine, OS, pc, restore, server, smb, software, Virtualization, Windows, windows 7
The Misaligned partitions problem is even more important for SSD drives than for traditional hard disk drives. Many modern SSD drives have an internal memory page size 4096 bytes or larger accordingly to 4K size, which are some analogue for 4K sectors. Thus all previously mentioned problems are the same for SSD partitions alignment.
This issue of SSD misalignment was highlighted in a recent OCZ forum where it was stated:
Take note here, partition alignment with SSD is the most important factor you have to deal with when installing your new drive. Tuning the drive’s alignment can add 30 to 50% more performance so failing to apply the correct alignment could ruin the experience you have with the drive.
There is one crucial SSD issue besides file system speed decline (which is not so noticeable in comparison to traditional HDD). It is the SSD memory cells degradation after some amount of write operations. So if partitions on SSD are misaligned beside downgraded system speed you put your solid state drive in danger. After partitions alignment, PAT eliminates all redundant read/write operations and thus provides speed boost and grants the SSD a longer lifetime.
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Tagged backup, crash, data, disk-imaging, flash, gaming, hard drive, it, laptop, memory, microsoft vista, Microsoft XP, netbook, notebook, partition, pc, solid, ssd, technology, virtual server, Virtualization, vmware
HFS for Windows, the only software that lets you read Apple iPods, Macs and iPad data from a Windows PC. It is a well known fact that Windows cannot read from and write to HFS+ partitions. This limits the ability to exchange or share files between Windows and Mac OS X file systems. Occasionally, users will rely on the services of FAT partitions which can be read and written to by both Windows and Mac OS X. FAT partitions have disadvantages and limitations as well for example you can’t store/create files greater than 4GB in size. Moreover, what if your data is already stored on a Mac-formatted partition and you want to migrate them to a Windows-formatted drive (NTFS) to preserve the integrity of the data?
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Tagged apple, backup, FAT, hfs, hidden, ipad, ipod, itunes, mac, mp3, mp4, music, ntfs, osx, Partitions, pc, Windows
Paragon Software has released a new version of our NTFS for Mac software. NTFS for Mac is the only software of it’s kind that allows Mac users read and write to Windows formatted drives. Do you work or live in an environment where you have both Macs and PCs being used? How many external storage devices do you have for each of them? Now you can share one storage device and access it by both platforms.
NTFS for Mac OS X 8.0 is the first NTFS driver to support Snow Leopard in 32 and 64-bit mode!
More articles about NTFS for Mac OS X 8:
The product was reviewed in Mac life: http://www.maclife.com/article/news/paragon_releases_ntfs_mac_os_x_80
Also it was reviewed in Techcentral.ie and the verdict was: Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X is an essential installation for anyone working with Macs and PCS, as it helps to break down the barriers that exist between the two operating systems. The product got 5 stars and recognized with the Editor’s choice award!!!
Also see following Mac-websites posted about the release:
iPhone World: http://news.iphoneworld.ca/inews/Paragon+Releases+NTFS+for+Mac+OS+X+8.0
Mac Surfer (News – press releases): http://www.macsurfer.com/?ndate=2010-04-13§ion=osx
Macintouch (updated products): http://www.macintouch.com/index.shtml
Article written by Mark Wilson has appeared on Download Crew: http://notquitelive.downloadcrew.co.uk/?act=article&id=6500
Macsimum News: http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/ntfs_8.0_supports_snow_leopard_in_32-bit_64-bit_modes/
Mac Tech: http://www.mactech.com/2010/04/15/ntfs-80-supports-snow-leopard-32-bit-64-bit-modes