System Requirements

The program is one of the fastest and most resource-friendly utilities on the market. Designed for Windows, it can run on virtually any system with Windows NT core, e.g.:

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Home Server
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

The program supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, and can run under any edition, e.g. Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and other.

Hardware Requirements

The list of requirements is very moderate:

  • 512 MB RAM or more
  • Pentium 300Mhz or higher
  • Mouse (recommended)
  • Network adapter (recommended)

Due to its powerful design, the program doesn′t slow down the PC at all.

Hard Disk Space

  • 1 GB for Standalone editions (Standard, Professional, Small Server) or Network Management Panel (Server Network edition)
  • 250 MB for Network Agent

File System Support

All components of our software are fully Unicode-enabled, which means that you can safely use it under any locale setting. The program supports all file systems used in Windows:

  • NTFS
  • ReFS
  • FAT32/FAT32X
  • FAT16/FAT16X

When running image-based backup or HDD cloning, you can work with partitions of any other file system:

  • ext2
  • ext3
  • ext4
  • HFS
  • HFS+
  • ReiserFS
  • (and other)

Storage Media Support


  • Local Drives. You can store backups to any local or external drives accessible in your system, including any types of SSD, eSATA, USB, FireWire, Flash, NAS and other media.
  • Network. Backups can be transferred to network shared drives, FTP/SFTP/FTPS and WebDAV-based servers of any kind.
  • Cloud storages. The software features built-in support for a variety of cloud storage services including Amazon S3, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox and other.

User Manual contents

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