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Hard Disk Manager for Mac

Total system and disk management.

$39.96
In English
Version 1.3.873
2.2
Based on 8 user rates

Hard Disk Manager overview

Paragon Hard Disk Manager is the ideal system- and data-management solution for Mac. Powerful backup and flexible recovery functions, everything you need for perfect partitioning, reliable data-wiping algorithms, and much more.

Features:
  • Complete hard disk management - Covers all aspects of a Mac computer life cycle, beginning from drive partitioning and regular backup to system migration, disaster recovery and secure utilization of an outdated storage. You need two or more competitive utilities to have a similar set of functions.
  • Regular data protection - Sector-level data processing through the Paragon's Snapshot enables to do live imaging of the entire Mac including OS, applications with great perfomance. Backup to VMDK opens up an easy migration to a virtual environment of VMware Fusion. Fast restore at a granular level allows to restore only needed files through the Finder by mounting backup image.
  • Bootable recovery media - Create a bootable USB-flash stick or external storage to restore OS X system volumes or accomplish drive partitioning when OS X fails to start up or SIP doesn’t allow to perform the operations.
  • Boot Camp management - Anything you may need to effectively manage your Boot Camp Windows: backup, restore, repartitioning as well as boot correction capabilities.
  • Secure wiping - 10 military and governmental data wiping standards as well as support of the "SSD Trim" function to safely erase all on-disk data or only remnants of deleted files on traditional rotating platter disks or solid state drives.

What’s new in version 1.3.873

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Hard Disk Manager for Mac

$39.96
In English
Version 1.3.873
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2.2

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 11 2020
1.3.873
1.0
Dec 11 2020
1.0
Version: 1.3.873
ZERO STARS. It's inert on macOS 10.14 Mojave using APFS. I rarely run into an app that is impossible to install. This app is impossible to install. Support were prompt and friendly! Unfortunately, they forwarded to me a protocol for installing the app that had little relationship to reality. I blame bad management for such problems. From my experience, this doesn't even qualify as alphaware due to it being impossible to install. Plus, Support told me outright there is NO chance this app will be updated in the near future. They also pointed out that it will not work with macOS 10.15 Catalina or higher. - - Details: The installation process forces an endless (ENDLESS) loop of reinstallations followed by restarts. It's maddening and impossible to work around. Support has NO working solution. - - ∑ = DO NOT USE THIS INERT APP.
birou
birou
Aug 2 2019
1.3.873
0.0
Aug 2 2019
0.0
Version: 1.3.873
Worst support I ever experienced with any software or any type of product or service!! Arrogant and useless.
Uncoy
Uncoy
Jun 4 2018
1.1.254
2.0
Jun 4 2018
2.0
Version: 1.1.254
HDM, is a strange bird and less immediately useful than you'd think despite it's greater capability than Apple's Disk Utility. RAID support seems very thin, the incremental backups are not compatible with anything Apple (proprietary Paragon format!). What is there in HDM are file integrity checks (something like Disk First Aid and the now missing Fix Permissions routine). Had Apple not crippled Disk Utility to the point of making it useless in El Capitan/Sierra/High Sierra I'd stick with Disk Utility. HDM is an awkward but powerful attempt at a replacement. For the moment, expert users only though. Just configuring the interface to be readable is half an hour's work for a CSS designer. Why HDM has to be so ugly is a mystery to me. One attractive theme with small/medium/large typeface sizes (not all elements should be the same size of course, but they should be resized proportionally depending on your choice) would be much better than three themes with nearly infinite (but still inadequate: with larger typeface some columns remain too narrow to read all the info) customisation options.

Paragon NTFS kext is set and forget. This monster HDM is anything but. For backups I continue to prefer SuperDuper! (working in High Sierra!) which uses native Apple formats. Native backup formats give me great confidence I'll be able to access my backups in the future (Apple disk images). Who knows what the future will bring with HDM? Why Paragon had to create its own backup format is another mystery for me. Much too much world invented here syndrome in HDM.

The licensing system is a complete nightmare. I have 15 Paragon licenses for various products and I dread deploying a new license. The licensing is now only very painful (think dentist) rather than excruciating (think dungeon, medieval torture). Or maybe I'm just more expert in it. Pricing is fair, bundles are often available so big marks for selling at reasonable prices. With reasonable prices, these kind of copy protection mechanisms aren't really needed, especially for mission critical applications like disk utilities (do users really want to risk their data to an outdated or pirated disk utility, probably not).

2.5 stars for taking on a challenging task and at the very least not erasing all our data. If you check other disk utilities out there for Apple, only the very innocuous SuperDuper! (doesn't modify originals) and DiskWarrior don't have dozens of angry users waving pitchforks over lost data. I own both of those (and most of the others). Only those two get regular use, along with the benchmarking from Disk Speed Tools (the tool I use isn't a disk utility really but it's part of a suite one could use as a disk utility). Hopefully HDM will get better. v1.2.2 is already somewhat more usable and more powerful than 1.1.

Suggestion: copying the design of Apple Disk Utility circa Snow Leopard would be a much better start than this QT home rolled Slackware style look. Throw out the current UI and start over.
Monor82
Monor82
Dec 3 2017
1.1.254
1.0
Dec 3 2017
1.0
Version: 1.1.254
Does not install properly - and Paragon does not answer support mails I recently bought Hard Disk Manager as part of a software bundle but was not able to install it (Mac OS X 10.11.6). It continuously asked for downloading further components resulting in an error message and an endless loop. Several support requests to Paragon were ignored. Finally, I got an automatic e-mail notification, even with an Ticket ID but with no answer to my problem. Instead, I was provided a link for registering a personal account (what I did not intended to do). Obviously, Paragon does not take its customers seriously - buy their products at your own risk!
Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
Sep 18 2017
1.1.254
0.0
Sep 18 2017
0.0
Version: 1.1.254
Do you want to take a substantial chance? If you change partitions using this software, you will be taking a chance. How significant is that chance? If the changes make your BootCamp partition inoperable and require reinstallation is that significant enough? I cannot use a broad brush and paint everyone into that corner, but it happened to me. So make your own judgment.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 11 2020
1.0
Dec 11 2020
1.0
Version: null
Uncoy
Uncoy
Jun 4 2018
2.0
Jun 4 2018
2.0
Version: null
Monor82
Monor82
Dec 3 2017
1.0
Dec 3 2017
1.0
Version: null
beeltech
beeltech
Aug 15 2016
2.0
Aug 15 2016
2.0
Version: null
Machub
Machub
Aug 11 2016
3.5
Aug 11 2016
3.5
Version: null
suds
suds
Aug 11 2016
3.5
Aug 11 2016
3.5
Version: null
Welshpat007
Welshpat007
Aug 11 2016
1.5
Aug 11 2016
1.5
Version: null
MartaTessy
MartaTessy
Aug 10 2016
4.5
Aug 10 2016
4.5
Version: null