First post, by the_ultra_code
Just as the title says, I'm looking for a list of software (or methods) that can make a full disk backup (either via cloning or imaging) of Windows 98 SE and XP that runs on modern OSes.
You see, I want to make a backup of my hard drives that are in my Pentium 3 machine (a SATA 120GB Western Digital drive with a Windows 98 SE installation that takes up the whole drive) and my Pentium 4 machine (a SATA 250GB Seagate drive with a Windows 98 SE installation on the first 80GB, and a Windows XP SP3 installation on the remaining ~160GB, with a BootUS MBR to dual-boot into either OS).
The way I want to make a backup of them is to take them out of their respective machines and hook them up to my main "modern" rig (triple boots Windows 10, XP, and Linux Mint) via a SATA-to-USB adapter and make either an image of them or, if I have to, clone them to another hard drive.
There are so many options out there that I'm not aware of all of them and I'm not sure what to choose. So, I'm asking for the help of you, the VOGONs community, to help point out to me and the rest of the VOGONS community what software can be used to accomplish such a task. I'll keep a list below that I'll update with each new addition of software that someone recommends.
Also, can someone verify the software/methods show in these topics? That would also be great.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
List of Software/Methods That Work:
Key: Name [OSes it can backup] [cost] [other]
- Norton Ghost [v6.X and v7.X for DOS/Win9X, v8.X - v2003 for Win2k,v9 and above for XP] [$]
- Acronis True Image [Win98 and up] [$]
- Acronis WD Edition [?] [Free for use with Western Digital HDDs]
- R-Drive [**] [$]
- Macrium Reflect [**] [Free + $]
- Clonezilla [**] [Free]
- dd [**] [Free]
- ddrescue [**] [Free]
- HDD Raw Copy Tool [**] [Free]
- HDClone 7 and up [**] [Free + $]
- Win32 Disk Imager [**] [Free] [Suggestion: use only with single-partition drives]
** = any/unsure