Corsair announces free SSD software and drive cloning kit

Corsair announces free SSD software and drive cloning kit.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2013/05/e7EYv1.png[/newsimage]Corsair issued a press release announcing a drive cloning kit and a free new application for Corsair SSD owners, the SSD Toolkit.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/corsair-announces-release-of-drive-cloning-kit-and-free-ssd-software-toolbox-67019/](http://www.myce.com/news/corsair-announces-release-of-drive-cloning-kit-and-free-ssd-software-toolbox-67019/)


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Don’t most manufacturers offer similar software?
Except with working clone software?

The Paid Cloning Software was the shock of this article. The only way I’d see that as being useful would be IF I could use it to ‘shrink’ a Larger-Capacity Master Drive onto the Smaller SSD Target drive, and do it correctly (ie, take a 500Gb HDD with 150Gb of files on it, and Shrink those sectors onto a 256Gb SSD, placing all boot sectors and licensing-ID sectors correctly).

Otherwise, just about every drive maker has their own “clone to same or larger capacity drive” for free downloading, and Macrium Reflect is a free alternative, regardless of brand-name.

Yeah, Deb, I guess “If Corsair can make millions, have at it-!” Otherwise, uh, I hope they’re not staffing those offices full of folks waiting for those $24.95 orders to roll in. And I hope those aren’t Bangladeshi offices, anyway. (Maybe those gov’ts should simply require builders, designers and contractors to live in every building they complete for the first 10 years.)

[QUOTE=ChristineBCW;2686708]The Paid Cloning Software was the shock of this article. The only way I’d see that as being useful would be IF I could use it to ‘shrink’ a Larger-Capacity Master Drive onto the Smaller SSD Target drive, and do it correctly (ie, take a 500Gb HDD with 150Gb of files on it, and Shrink those sectors onto a 256Gb SSD, placing all boot sectors and licensing-ID sectors correctly).

Otherwise, just about every drive maker has their own “clone to same or larger capacity drive” for free downloading, and Macrium Reflect is a free alternative, regardless of brand-name.

Yeah, Deb, I guess “If Corsair can make millions, have at it-!” Otherwise, uh, I hope they’re not staffing those offices full of folks waiting for those $24.95 orders to roll in. And I hope those aren’t Bangladeshi offices, anyway. (Maybe those gov’ts should simply require builders, designers and contractors to live in every building they complete for the first 10 years.)[/QUOTE]
OCZ has the same thing only they package a cut down version of Acronis that Clones Only.

Yeah, I’d love to buy a Corsair specific version for $24.99 instead of using the free WD or SeaGate specific version. Oh and $24.99 for a crippled version, vs the same price (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=True+Image) for a full version? Gotta love it!

EDIT: My bad…Corsair includes a cable and the Mac version! :o