Hard Disk Manager from Paragon
Paragon Software Group (PSG) has updated its Hard Disk Manager 14 family (includes Suite, Professional, Business, and Premium editions) of all-inclusive data management tools for Windows PC users and IT administrators of small to medium size businesses. Introduced in November 2013, the new pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive) format in HDM 14 efficiently handles incremental chains, data deduplication, and synchronization making backups up to four times smaller than the original objects. The introduction of pVHD has also made incremental imaging work up to ten times faster and with greater stability compared with the traditional PBF format, thus allowing easy and efficient backup to network storage. In the newest release, the user can automate backup routines for virtual containers, merge pVHD increments to effectively manage backup contents, check virtual containers for consistency, and mount encrypted containers.