If you’re looking for the best PC transfer software, you can’t go wrong with Paragon’s Hard Disk Manager Advanced. The program has excellent features, including data migration options that are worth looking into.
Whether it’s backing up your system, migrating your drive, or completely wiping your data, Hard Disk Manager Advanced can help you stay organized. If you want to upgrade your PC with a new SSD, the software is perfectly capable of supporting an HDD to SSD migration. Furthermore, you get to decide whether you want an OS migration or the complete drive. The program even includes a File Transfer Wizard that enables it to copy files between storages formatted to other operating systems like macOS or Linux. This comes as no surprise since Paragon developed dedicated software for macOS and Linux as well.
Like Acronis True Image, Paragon has recovery tools in the form of its Recovery Media Builder. Users can choose to restore data from virtual backup containers like pVHD, VHD, VHDX, VMDK, and PBF images while having the option to encrypt their backup and compress it.
Most users will appreciate the software’s ability to change partition sizes, delete, split, merge, format, and even reformat them to different drive formats like FAT32, NTFS, and HSF.
Windows migration software from Paragon also includes comprehensive data deletion tools with multiple algorithms to remove your data thoroughly.
Furthermore, the Recovery Media Builder add-on allows for restoring your computer in the WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment). It provides an excellent solution for emergencies when you can’t boot up your drive. And if that’s not enough, Paragon Hard Disk Manager Advanced even includes email notifications to let you know if the migration or other processes were successful.
The cost is another strong suit. Most software migration programs we reviewed include a subscription-based payment plan, whereas with Paragon Hard Disk Manager Advanced, home users usually pay a flat fee. With business versions, there are subscription and perpetual licensing models on offer and a 30-day free trial to see if the program is right for you.