The latest software release offers partitioning, disk imaging and system migration for all drives.
Storage software developer
Paragon Software Group announced the launch of its Hard Disk Manager 11 Server
to help small and midsize businesses with data backup and disaster recovery
tasks for IT departments.
The software suite
incorporates the latest partitioning, disk-imaging and system-migration
technologies for advanced format hard disk drives larger than 2.2 terabytes
with 4K sectors as well as SSDs (solid-state drives).
The software is applicable
for both physical and virtual Windows server environments. The HDM 11 Server is
available for $799 per license and $1,298 with the virtual add-on component.
The HDM 11 Server comes
standard with new and upgraded features for complete data-backup and disaster-recovery
functionality. A virtual add-on component is available for virtual
Both versions offer the
ability to perform bare-metal restores, file-level recovery, advanced
data-wiping algorithms and automatic partition alignment. Additionally, the HDM
11 Server enables the data backup or migration of an active server with locked
volumes, files or folders.
"Over the past few months,
we have received significant interest from our small-business and
mid-enterprise customers for backup and recovery software solutions designed
for hard drives larger than 2.2TBs," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon
Software. "These newer drives complicate backup and recovery procedures because
some Windows drivers fail to read any space over 2.2TBs.
"As a result, the drives'
performance can become compromised," he continued. "We have developed the HDM
11 Server and its comprehensive suite of backup and recovery technologies to
simplify this issue and speed up the whole data-protection process."
Software highlights include
support for 2TB+ hard drives, 4K, SSD and AFD, support for GPT conversion
capability and the ability to convert from MBR to GPT or Retained GPT. In
addition, the software offers large drive support for legacy operating systems,
and the GPT Loader enables XP or later Windows operating systems to recognize
drives larger than 2.2TB.
The software also offers a loader
driver to replace legacy drivers that do not recognize larger drives, while
providing automated partition alignment during copy and restore, and copy and
restore functionality with the ability to shrink partitions to smaller drives.
The software also includes support for USB 3.0.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.