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DriveImage XML v2.60

billon on 20 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive or partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive. It also has a function to help you clone one hard disk to another.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. (Don't check the logging option.)
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program itself doesn't support unicode, but it uses Windows Shadow Copy for backing-up.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch dixml.exe.
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Midwest Dave on 2011-01-22 19:11

I have my doubts regarding how "portable" this program is. I know it's popular...but portable...not so sure. I decided to try running it in a sandbox (Sandboxie). It wouldn't even install in the sandbox. Makes me think this program is trying to install a driver and sandboxie is stopping it. If so, then it's not portable in my sense of the word.

webfork on 2011-01-23 18:21

Dave: Many programs that have access to system areas and require admin rights are difficult to effectively virtualize by Sandboxie or other programs.

abc on 2012-01-13 01:28

I really wanted to try this but it kept crashing on Vista.. I guess I'm stuck with Clonezilla (not such a bad thing, actually)

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NTFS Permissions Tools V1.3.0

webfork on 21 Apr 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2015
  • Suggested by Midas

NTFS Permissions Tools is an easy-to-use way to modify, backup, and restore the security settings of files and folders in the NTFS filesystem. The program is faster and more intuitive than the default Windows management interface.

NOTE: Main site offline, linking to softpedia and archive.org (thanks emoreau).

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NPT86.exe (32-bit) or NPT64.exe (64-bit).
Similar/alternative apps: TakeOwnershipPro
Latest comments
emoreau on 2018-04-21 09:08

link is dead!

webfork on 2018-04-21 19:43

@emoreua: thanks, updated entry

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SSD-Z v16.09.09b

billon on 20 Nov 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2016
  • Suggested by billon

SSD-Z provides a tabbed interface with diagnostics, analysis, and benchmark tools for your solid state drive. You can view S.M.A.R.T. status, partition layout, NAND, controller, and more.

Alternatively, SSD-Z Portable is also available.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SSD-Z.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CrystalDiskInfo

DiskSmartView v1.21

billon on 19 Jun 2016
  • 70KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jun 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

DiskSmartView is a small utility that retrieves useful insights on the health of your drives. The program uses standard diagnostic data from the "S.M.A.R.T," or Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology data drawn from IDE/SATA disks. This includes the model/firmware/serial number, cylinders/heads, power-on hours (POH), internal temperature, disk errors rate, and more.

This data can help you determine if there are any significant problems with your drive and whether it may be nearing end-of-life.

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Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DiskSmartView.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDScan
What's new?
  • You can now turn on/off the features added on version 1.20 ('Use ATA Command' and 'Retrieve S.M.A.R.T from USB Drives') Be aware that the 'Use ATA Command' option is now turned off by default, because I got report that it caused a blue screen on RAID 1 system.
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Emka on 2011-02-17 01:00

Does not display anything on my machine (Win7x64, SATA drive)...

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Disk Thruput Tester v2.10 R16

webfork on 4 Mar 2016
  • 302KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Disk Thruput Tester (DiskTT) is a benchmarking tool analyzing the throughput of any disk. This is important because your actual disk performance is determined, not only by the speed of your hard drive as measured by most disk benchmarks, but also by the main board chipset, AHCI/UDMA/PIO mode, RAID configuration, CPU speed, RAM size, and the quality of drivers.

The program measures sequential read/write and random access speeds in megabytes/sec. You can set the size of the test file, the folder on the target disk to which test data will be written, cache settings, etc. Existing data on the target disk is not affected.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download DiskTT.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? Changes up to v2.10 release 16
- Changed: get true free RAM on x64 systems.
- New: added the read/write mode to the random access test. The random read/write test alternates between read and write after each seek, so 5% of the file is randomly read and another 5% is randomly altered.
- Changed: increased the possible block size up to 100MB (99999KB); expect a write error on XP and older when using a >64MB blocksize.
Changes up to v2.02 release 15
- Reduced the number of random reads to 10%.
- Fixed freeze of progress bar updates and resulting 'program not responding' messages under Vista/7.Changes up to v2.02 release 15
- Reduced the number of random reads to 10%.
- Fixed freeze of progress bar updates and resulting 'program not responding' messages under Vista/7.
- Set programs priority to 'high' as an effort to minimize reported differences between measurements (if effective at all).