We first looked at Seagate DiscWizard software back in 2010 when version 11.0 was released. Despite the fact millions of PC users use Seagate and Maxtor hard drives, very few users are aware of DiscWizard software. DiscWizard is a free backup and clone software for Seagate and Maxtor hard drive users.
Seagate DiscWizard is developed by the well-known Acronis and has many features of Acronis True Image software. DiscWizard has recently been updated to version 13.0 with new features, improvements and new user interface.
DiscWizard can backup your entire hard disk drive, including your operating system and applications. You can also use the software to clone a partition and migrate to a new hard disk drive.
It includes all essential features and tools that you need to backup, restore, and recover your data. The software also lets you create a disaster recovery media, which can be used when the operating system fails to boot.
DriveCleanser lets you permanently and securely delete all data on partitions, a useful feature if you are giving away your computer to an unknown person.
# Migrate or copy entire contents of one disc drive to another
# Fully backup data from all partitions
# Backup operating system, installed applications and settings
# Supports backup to internal drives, external drives and DVDs
# Disaster recovery bootable media
# DriveCleanser securely destroys all data on partitions
The user interface is extremely easy-to-use. Once installed and launched, you will see the home screen from where you can initiate clone disc, system backup and other tools.
Please note that some features that are available in Acronis True Image are not available in DiscWizard. To get nonstop backup, smart scheduling, incremental and differential backups feature, you can easily upgrade to Acronis True Image 2012 for 40% off of the upgrade price.
DiscWizard officially supports XP, Vista, and Windows 7 operating systems. In our test, it performed flawlessly on Windows 8 as well. Please note that DiscWizard supports only Seagate and Maxtor hard drives.