Create bootable media based both on WinPE and Linux to start your machine from a CD/DVD or USB stick and use Acronis Disk Director on bare metal or outside of an operating system. This allows partitioning your machine before OS is installed, ensures that OS and applications do not interfere with disk management operations and enable advanced troubleshooting and recovery if the operating system fail to start.
The centralized management console allows manage disks and volumes on all servers and PCs in your environment remotely from a central location. The unique approach of virtual operations execution allows to check the end result and easily undo change before they are committed, and sophisticated command line interface enabled integration and automation.
FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3 and ReiserFS3 file systems. Plus sector-by-sector mode for copying and moving partitions of any other type
Supported operating systems
Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced supports the following operating systems:
Windows XP Professional (32/64 bit)
Windows Vista Business (32/64 bit)
Windows Vista Enterprise (32/64 bit)
Windows Vista Ultimate (32/64 bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32/64 bit)
Windows 7 Enterprise (32/64 bit)
Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 bit)
*Windows Server 2003 (32/64 bit)
*Windows Server 2008 (32/64 bit)
*Windows Server 2008 R2
*Windows SBS 2003
*Windows SBS 2008
*These OS are supported in Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced Server.
Supported file systems
Acronis Disk Director supports the following file systems for performing operations:
The operations resulting in a change of volume size—that is: Create (p. 34), Resize (p. 36), Copy (p.37), Move (p. 38), Merge (p. 39), Split (p. 41)—are not available for the XFS, Reiser4, HPFS and JFS file systems.
Hard disk drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD)
Support for IDE, SCSI and SATA interfaces
CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R (including double-layer DVD+R), DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-RE for bootable media creation*
USB 1.1 / 2.0 / 3.0, FireWire (IEEE-1394) hard disk drives
PC card storage devices
* Burned rewritable discs cannot be read in Linux without a kernel patch.
What customers say
I just want to say how very pleased and impressed I am with Acronis software. I’ve used Acronis Migrate Easy, Acronis Partition Expert then Acronis Disk Director and Acronis True Image. They work every time and I cannot praise them highly enough. I’ve used similar products from other suppliers and have experienced problems, either due to unclear instructions or difficult and confusing interfaces. Acronis products are easy to use in no small part because they have a clean and attractive graphical interface. But more importantly they work. I would recommend Acronis to anyone needing powerful, easy to use tools with non-intimidating graphics.
Davey Winder, PC Pro Magazine
If you’ve been looking for advanced disk management, coupled with a truly intuitive interface, the search is over.
Our test system (running Acronis Recovery Expert) worked effortlessly and quickly to find and restore a Linux partition that had been deleted months go. If you’ve ever lost a partition to buggy or malicious software, this utility alone may be worth the price (of Acronis Disk Director Suite).