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R-Drive Image

R-Drive Image is unique and powerful drive image software. It creates drive image files on-the-fly, that is, without stopping Windows. Such images may be stored anywhere including various removable media. It compresses image data with variable compression level to save free space . It also restores such images on the disks on-the-fly, except system partitions. R-Drive Image creates special startup disk (a startup CD/DVD disc, or USB removable storage device) to restore system partitions. It mounts images as virtual disks to copy only certain files from the images. It also directly copies an entire disk to another - no time spent for file structure scanning.

System integrators and computer assemblers can use R-Drive Image OEM kit to create system recovery disks to include them with their fully assembled computer systems.

Note: The current version has a limited support for dynamic disks or other non-MBR/GPT partitioning scheme. See Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems for details.

The R-Drive Image Features topic tells more about R-Drive Image .

The System Requirements topic tells more about R-Drive Image system requirements.

The R-Drive Image Registration topic explains how to register your copy of R-Drive Image .

The License Transfer topic explains how to transfer the Standalone and Corporate licenses.


The Disk Actions chapter explains disk actions such as:

Create an Image of a partition, logical disk, or entire hard drive

Create an Image from Files

Copy Files to a Folder

Restore Data from an Image

Copy Disk to Disk to make an exact copy of one disk on another

Manage partition and logical disks

Mount an Image as a Virtual Logical Disk (read-only)

Unmount Virtual Logical Disks

Check an Image File to check an existing image file


The RAIDs, and Various Disk and Volume Managers chapter explains how to perform disk actions with various compound volumes such as:

Hardware RAIDs

BitLocker Drive Encryption

Windows Software RAIDs, Spanned, and Other Volumes

Windows Storage Spaces

Apple RAIDs

Apple CoreStorage/File Vault/Fusion Drive Volumes

Linux mdadm RAIDs

Linux Logical Volume Manager Volumes



The Startup Version chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version such as:

Create Startup Disk

Restoring Data to a System or Other Locked Disk

Create an Image Using the Startup Disks

Disk to Disk Copy Using the Startup Disks


The Scheduled Actions, Command Line Operations, and Scripting chapter explains how to start disk actions automatically at scheduled times/events and create scripts that can be performed from a command line.

Scheduler and Unattended Actions

Scripting and Command Line Operations

Rotation schemes (backup sets)


The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on


Cloud Services

Image Replications


Creating consistent point-in-time backups

Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems

Supported Virtual Disk and Disk Image Formats:

Disk Wiping Algorithms

Supported CD and DVD Recorders

List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode


The R-Drive Image OEM kit chapter explains how computer system integrators can create system recovery disks for their systems

Create a Master Image

Create Startup Media


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