I have a situation that I have to manually sync one disk to the other and keep the copy as fresh as possible. Any (possibly free) software for it?

OS: Windows XP x86


If you have WinXP Pro, you could keep the two disks in a RAID 1 array so they are automatically mirrored on a filesystem level.


XXCLONE appears to be a simple filesystem cloner that doesn't need to work on a disk I/O level (like by booting a live CD). It seems to be free for whole-disk backups, but has the functionality for faster incremental backups if you pay for the Pro version.

DriveImage XML might be another option.

  • Unfortunately, you won't. XP doesn't have mirroring enabled :( I thought that it would be an option, and was greatly surprised that it isn't. – Daniel Mošmondor Dec 30 '10 at 23:28
  • Oh well, such is Microsoft. Maybe the software listed above will help? – NReilingh Dec 30 '10 at 23:43
  • I found the SyncTOY that is ok with me - it can even be scheduled via command line version. – Daniel Mošmondor Dec 31 '10 at 13:39

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