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Disk Cloning

“Disk Cloning – A New Service From PC Repair Leeds”

PC Repair Leeds are aware that many Clients use bespoke software for their individual business. It might be an artwork program, or an engraving software or even an old and much loved accounts package. Often, the computer running this trusted software, is old but reliable and Clients will exclusively use the machine only to run the software. When we have asked why the software has not been updated, the answer is either it is too expensive to get a newer version or the program is bespoke and the software company are no longer around. This is exactly why we introduced our disk clone Leeds Service.

If the hard drive fails, then the software is lost and we know how devastating this would be to the Client. In most cases, the only moving part in a computer is the hard drive and in time, these fault or fail.

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Clone your drive

Keep It Safe – Clone your disk today!

PC Repair Leeds are now able to clone the drive with either a replacement mechanical drive or with a Solid State Drive (SSD).As long as this procedure is done prior to a hard drive failure, the Client can have a copy of the drive, ready for when / if the existing hardware fails. Swapping the drive for the clone drive takes about 10 minutes.

Even if you are not using bespoke software, cloning a drive makes a lot of sense, especially in business. When we setup a new pc for our Clients, often a myriad of programs needs installing, from accounts to office, Skype to CRM’s. This takes time and in the event of a hard drive failure, a virus infection or a faulty drive, the reinstallation process can take several hours. If a clone drive is available, the downtime is minimal.

Cloning a drive is simple. Using the latest industry software, PC Repair Leeds will remove your hard drive and take a backup of the entire image. We then clone a new hard drive with the exact image. This process takes several hours but once complete, the Client has the assurance of an accurate backup. Although the process can take several hours, the majority of the process is automated, so does not incur excessive labour charges. Dependant upon the size of the hard drive, this process starts at one hours labour plus the cost of a drive.

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