Disk Copy & Clean (PC)
- Move Everything to Your New Hard Drive
- Works with All Operating Systems & Partitions
- Permanently Erase Your Old Hard Drive
- Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
- Supports all hard drives & USB drives
- Works with all PC operating systems
- Automatically expands
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- Platform: Windows XP
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Safely Copy Everything to Your New Drive & Permanently Erase Data from Your Old Drive
Are you purchasing a new hard drive? Disk Copy & Clean is the perfect solution for upgrading from your old hard drive to your new hard drive. DiskCopy & Cle
Top Customer Reviews
Attempt 1 was sucessful, was able to upgrade the HDD from
80GB to 320GB. It backed up everything fine, copied it over
and really made life a lot easier when dealing with lots of data.
But, i never really just let one good instance be the basis for
a whole review. So i tested it on an old XP laptop and it failed.
Cloning a disk was OK, but restoring it failed and there was data loss!
After this i put the program down. It's a mixed bag for me. But, my
data is too important to me to allow for errors like this, especially
when some data was missing from the cloned drive!
I advise you to stay away from this if your personal data means
anything to you. Luckily i always backup like a good PC user so
this never phased me. But be careful. Have a good day.
As this is almost the date of Windows 7 release and Vista has been in use for years be aware of this before buying.
You must boot up from the CD meaning that in most PC's you need to interrupt the start sequence by pressing a Function key (usually F2 or F12) or delve into the System Setup (BIOS) and alter the boot sequence to enable the CD to read first.
I found that it would not run on a Dell PC with XP at all giving a Disk I/O error message as it tried to analyse the system. All keys Abort, Retry, Ignore just put the CD into a loop starting again.
A Sony Vaio running XP did work but the interface was very unfriendly leaving me unsure how to proceed and an external hard drive did not show at all.
I was left not wanting to risk running the software and all attempts to eject the CD failed until I turned off the power and used a paperclip in the eject hole with power off.
Due to this, I was unable to do a proper test - I tried on a a test Win XP machine working perfectly and the software just sat and did nothing for 25 minutes.
I read the other reviews at this point and was quite shocked, so proceeded no further.
Quite honestly anything this bad is not safe for usage with ANY backup data as it defies the whole purpose of safety and security through data backup, ie It does not function.
Avoid like the bubonic plague
I ran the program following the simple menus and all was well for about 30 minutes, after which there was no response. There was no progress bar so I tried to cancel the job, but it wouldn't. I ended up rebooting the system and trying again, this time allowing the program to run overnight and into the following evening which, I hoped, would be more than ample time to copy about 250GB. Again, I had no idea whether or not it was working - it just seemed to freeze and there was no way of knowing if it had actually done anything.
Suspicious that nothing was actually happening, after running it for a third time from Sunday evening until this morning (Tuesday), I have closed the job and tried to boot from the new 1TB drive. It wouldn't. Having reinstalled my original 300GB drive and examined the supposed 'copy', I can see that only a very small amount of data has copied across. My experience might not be typical but it was consistent when tested three times on a reliable PC running XP.
This is disappointing. Data is important and a data-loss could be catastrophic but, having tried three times, I feel I can't trust this software. I'm returning to my trusted copy of Acronis True Image Home 2010: Backup and Recovery (PC) which has been thoroughly tried and tested and I know this works.
For anyone looking for software you can rely on to copy your data, then I wouldn't recommend 'Disk Copy and Clean' but would suggest buying a product such as Acronis or Norton Ghost instead whereby you can backup your old hard drive and restore it onto a new one - a slightly different process but a method which works.
DiskCopy & Clean(tm) automatically transfers everything from your old hard drive to your new hard drive without missing any of your programs, settings, preferences or data - even your Operating System! There is no need to re-install anything. With our Copy Wizard(tm), you can copy the contents of your old drive to your new drive with a single click.
*Copies everything or selected="selected" partitions
*Expands partitions to fit the new hard drive
*Surface scan options to detect bad sectors
*One-click Copy Wizard(tm)
*No installation required - runs from CD
*Works with all PC-based operating systems
*New! Copy & Clean(tm) works with all USB Drives!
2-Works with All Operating Systems & Partitions
DiskCopy & Clean supports all PC operating systems and existing partitions. It automatically copies them for you and gives you the option to have them proportionally expanded on your new drive.
3-Permanently Erase Your Old Hard Drive
DiskCopy & Clean ensures data on a hard drive is truly erased and unrecoverable. With other techniques such as deleting files, folders, formatting or even deleting partitions, all of the data still resides on the drive and can be easily recovered. DiskCopy & Clean wipes your disk completely clean by overwriting the data to make it unrecoverable.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did all that I needed, although it seemed to take an age.Published 18 months ago by Mr. Vernon B. Mason
For a start off this software only works on Windows XP....and we're now two operating systems on from that. Yes it works ok but most users have moved on to at least Vista by now. Read morePublished on 16 Jun. 2010 by Adamski
Ths software doesn't work with Vista or Windows 7, which severely restricts it's appeal in the first place. Unfortunately, I can't get it to work with XP either. Read morePublished on 8 Jun. 2010 by Del 58
This Disc Copy and Clean package is very elderly software and not really up to the job required of it today. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2010 by James B. Spink
I don't feel this piece of software is worth gracing a review, so here's a warning instead: look elsewhere. Read morePublished on 5 Jun. 2010 by Mo