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disk image

A file that contains a copy of a hard disk or optical disk, copied bit for bit from the original. The image is used to replicate its entire contents to another disk, and the destination disk is an exact duplicate of the original, including all data, free space and slack space. See ISO image, free space, slack space and cloning software.
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A public drive image library offers a choice of over 150 different drive images.
The UIU is patented technology that makes possible the creation of a master hard drive image, that once cloned, can be deployed to any laptop or desktop regardless of manufacturer.
Drive image backups create an exact copy of the drive or partition that is being backed up.
Drive Image also lets you create a new hard disk partition - that is, a distinct and protected chuck of hard disk space - on which to store your back-up images.
Drive Image uses SmartSector technology to create an exact, sector-by-sector image of a hard drive, enabling a user to restore hard drive resources in the event of damage or disaster to the system.
EasyBundle includes a CMS Easy-Plug Easy Go hard drive, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me drive image software, a PCMCIA card and transfer cable connection as well as ESD protection and shock-preventive hardware enabling users to safely and easily transfer the operating system, applications and files in just minutes.
The hard drive image can be restored completely, including operating system, program files and data.
Worldwide Computer Products News-11 June 2003-PowerQuest ships Drive Image 7.
Storage management solutions provider PowerQuest Corp has introduced its Drive Image 2002 software.
0 is the first imaging solution I've seen to incorporate a Windows interface and scheduler that can be customized for effortless automatic backups," says Rick Gray, owner of RBARR Computers* and a beta tester for Drive Image 5.