Master boot record
Master boot record is the first physical sector of a boot device (floppy, hard disk, or CD-ROM, etc.) During the process of booting up the system uses the master boot record of the first device. It usually contains a small program-loader and a disk partition table. The program-loader uses the partition information (or a partition table) stored at the end of the sector to determine which partition is bootable, then attempts to boot from it.
Testimonials and User Comments
Several notebook vendors offer a similar recovery partition but none are as sophisticated as Acronis True Image 10 Home. Other programs cannot access this secure zone; there’s no worry over this zone crashing. To me, this feature alone is worth the price of the program; no other program to my knowledge offers a secure, inaccessible partition as a safe repository for your data.