Some of the most highly rated drive cloning software solutions as of 2016 include Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15, Acronis True Image 2016, O&O DiskImage 10 and Macrium Reflect v6. These programs feature a variety of drive cloning options, including image verification, incremental updates, and the option to back up individual files and folders. They also let users access individual files from the cloned drive without mounting it and run virtual versions of other computers by running their cloned images.
With Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15, users can specify individual files to back up outside the general backup process. By providing an option to separate personal and system files, the program allows for seamless distribution of the desired data between different hard drives. In addition to disk cloning features, Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 includes thorough data wiping functionality and a recovery system in case the operating system fails to boot up. Acronis True Image 2016 can create cloned images of up to 20 system states and uses 256-bit encryption to protect the backed-up data. It also provides an option to recover the system using a cloned image stored in the cloud.
O&O DiskImage 10 combines disk cloning functionality with system recovery tools, one-button backup and an option to create a boot medium, including USB drives, CDs and DVDs, that contains drivers necessary to restore a corrupted system. Macrium Reflect v6 can back up data to different partitions and uses the Rapid Delta Restore technology that reduces the time necessary to recover files from a backup.