Win32 Disk Imager 1.0.0 is a useful program designed for Windows. The program saves and restores images from any removable drives including USB, SD card and many others. It is also used in writing boot images to SD or USB flash drives to make it bootable. It has the ability to create exact copies of U3 devices and removable storage units to be used as a strong backup while generating its MD5 hash. If users are using software solutions and games from DVDs or CDs then they require to create backups for various IMG files. Win32 Disk Imager is a compact application that allows you to create an image file from a removable storage device such as a USB drive or an SD memory card. It can be used to back up the information stored on the device in order to restore it later.
The program comes with a minimalistic interface that is unlikely to give you any trouble. In fact, the GUI consists of a single window where you can add the image file, select the drive and generate a hash. Whether you are creating a copy or a backup, you can preview the operation thanks to the progress bar located in the lower section of the UI. As mentioned, the program can generate SHA-1 and MD5 hash algorithms that can be stored and used whenever users want to check the validity of particular images that are created a long time back. The data is also handy when users have created backups of various USB devices having the same size. The data prevents the restoring of a different image. It can also be copied to the Clipboard so users can utilize it for any other purpose.
The Win32 Disk Imager is a straightforward and lightweight tool that can efficiently create backups of IMG files. Its efficiency and additional benefits surpass the argument from those who claim to take the best care of their DVDs. Such as the fact that a mounted installation kit or game image can run noticeably faster than a DVD or CD. Furthermore, since users are not required to use the original source, therefore, the advantage of less wear and tear of disks is added to the long list of benefits.
The features and functions of the program are however pro looking but the application itself is very simple to install and takes up very less space in the host system. In order to install the program, users are simply supposed to run a portable and executable file. The good thing is that in the installation of this program, there are no chances of registries to be left behind that can fill the system. The program can also be carried on portable devices so users can use it on different computers. The simple installation and lightweight application do not mean that the program only copies and pastes but it’s a fact that it properly and efficiently not only writes but also copies the bootable files and images for documents that are specified.
Another plus point is the built-in help file to assist the users in case they get stuck somewhere in running the app effectively. Win32 Disk Imager is a legal freeware for laptops and PCs with Windows of 32 and 64-bit operating system. To sum up, no matter if users need to create copies of their favorite game CDs or a backup for a disk of program installation, Win32 Disk Imager comes handy in all relevant situations. Moreover, all this is possible with a lightweight, free of cost, portable and simple to install but highly efficient application.