Pros This product worked well, but it took two trys of about three hours a peice. The product is very easy to use and the directions are simple to follow.
Cons The primary con is the price. If this product were around 20 bucks I'd give it annother star. The second con is the drive enclosure, it is large and heavy compaired to what else is available
Summary This was a good start for my first dirve clone--it worked. The free programs made me nervous, and I figured something in a box had to work. I would not buy this again. In the futrue I would use a ten buck enclosure and a free program.
Pros The case is good
Cons Product doesn't work!!! I used it and it states don't turn off computer. After 8 hours I figured it was hung up so I turned off. I then checked to see if it did its job. It comes up err1err3. format start over with another companies program.
Summary There case is good but software is Junk. Also there supposed technical support is garbage. Call leave them a message and they never call you back.
Pros If I can get it to work with replacement hardware and software, I can see where it should be an easy interface/wizard to use.
Product support is excellent.
Cons hard drive enclosure failed. Newest version of software seems to be only available from product support as a possible fix to product problems.
Summary I spent most of a day trying to get the EZ Upgrade package to work on my Acer Aspire 5920g laptop. After 4 calls to the support line, creating a new DVD boot disk from an ISO image the Support team sent me of the newest software version, swapping current and new Harddrives between the laptop and the EZ external drive enclosure several times, and running chkdsk and defrag on my current drive to confirm it did not have any bad sectors, it was finally determined that the external harddrive enclosure I received in the EZ Upgrade package was defective. Support has sent me an RMA number and I'm sending back the enclosure for replacement. I'll update this review if a new enclosure solves the problem.
The product looks sophisticated and well thought-out. Maybe I just got the rare lemon.
Pros Disk cloning is very easy - you put your new hard drive in the Apricorn provided hard drive holder, connect to your laptop, and insert bootable CD. After cloning is done, turn off your laptop, take the battery out and replace the hard drives.
Cons I am not sure why (I have 64 bit Windows Vista Ultimate), but the cloning process froze up twice! I don't know if my hard drive was going bad, or the 64 bit Vista didn't work with this software.
Pros This worked flawlessly and simply. Right out of the box. Very basic and simple intructions. I upgraded from a 60gb HD to 250gb in an hour.
Cons None that I can tell. In the ned the old drive even doubles as a external drive
Summary It is amazing how much time this saved me. It would have taken forever to reestablish all my preferences and setups.