March 1st, 2012 by Lyle Smith
New Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12
Paragon has announced the release of Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite and Professional editions. Hard Disk Manager is an all-in-one software that contains the hard disk management tools to meet the needs of PC users who are looking to keep their crucial digital-data safe and effectively maintained in physical or virtual environments. This includes full functionality for partitioning, backup and recovery, copy and migration, security and optimization, boot management, and virtualization tasks.
With its easy-to-use interface, Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 targets both first time users and advanced home and home office users.
Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 achieves the fastest recorded partitioning speed to date with its newly implemented storage technologies, which includes high-capacity SSDs. In addition, the communication between Paragon Hard Disk Manager and the Microsoft VSS service has been improved.
The Professional edition offers Paragon’s exclusive Connect VD technology to directly connect virtual hard drives to the software. All partitioning, backup, and migration tasks can be applied to virtual drives as if they were physically connected.
New features in Hard Disk Manager 12:
- P2P and P2V Adjust OS. Makes OS start up after unsuccessful migration or virtualization with third-party tools.
- Ability to migrate between physical disks and virtual machines. Migrates a physical system to a virtual environment by converting software environment into a virtual disk of the required virtual machine.
- Exclusive Paragon Connect VD technology with non-destructive read/write mode when all changes applied to the mounted virtual drive are stored in a special snapshot file (Professional edition only).
- New Partitioning Engine - the fastest currently available, carries out all types of partitioning schemes, is compatible with all types of modern hard drives and high-capacity SSDs.
- Supports UEFI installations of operating systems.
- Split partitions - split any partition in two in any size and proportions. Choose which files and folders are stored on the first partition and which to store on the other one.
- Resume operations on virtual volumes in case of disconnection or any other unexpected situation (Professional edition only)
- Improved write-operations by using asynchronous backup to enhance backup processing speeds.
- Encrypted Backup to avoid unauthorized access to your backup files.
- Supports new wiping algorithms (Professional version): US Navy, British HMG Infosec, German VSItR, Australian ASCI 33, Gutmann's, Shneier's.
Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite is now available for $49.95 while the Professional version is priced at $99.95.