Corsair announces free SSD software and drive cloning kit

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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?


#3

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.)


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[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.


#5

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