Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager Review
By Andreas Rivera, business.com Writer | Updated Aug 15, 2018
Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager offers the basic features for you to manage your hard drive. This hard disk manager software doesn't offer advanced task functions, but the included features provide you with hard drive and data protection. This software not only assists you through the partitioning and backup features, it aids you through the process of installing a new hard drive onto your computer. It simplifies the installation process and makes a potentially overwhelming process seem effortless.
This hard disk manager software offers the basic partitioning features. Using the graphical advanced partitioning tool on the Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager, you can create or delete partitions on your hard drive. When you create a partition, you are creating a storage unit on your hard drive to store data. When you create or delete partitions, you are creating a way for your files to be organized and stored. We were disappointed we had no option to resize, merge or activate the partitions and could not redistribute any available space on the hard drive.
The ability to copy files from one hard drive to another is available on the Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager. When copying your files, you are in control of the copied files location. If you install a new hard drive onto your device, you also have the option of deciding where to place the operating system. And using the drive-to-drive data copy feature, you can copy partitions onto your hard drive. This software does not offer any advanced backup features or recovery assistance.
One of the standout features we found on this hard disk manager software program was its ability to find any errors that may be located on your system. Data Advisor is a feature available on the software that scans your computer and analyzes your hard drive. This function also searches for any problems that may cause damage to the system. Data Advisor looks through the hard disk drive, files and the computer's memory for any errors.
Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager specializes in the installation of new hard drives. This software allows you to install any size drive onto your computer, and it helps you complete the installation process quickly and worry-free. There is a help feature to assist you through the process, along with a specially designed installation manual that provides step-by-step instructions.
This hard disk manager software is set up with four main menu options. The homepage was simple and the location to find various features was obvious and easy to find. The installation process used a window interface that is straightforward, though it took some time locate all the features. There was little explanation about the different features, and we were disappointed to see there were no task wizards to help us perform our desired tasks with ease.
This hard disk manager software offers users adequate customer support. They do not require any type of fee for their customer service after a specific period of time. Kroll provides email, telephone and online chat support. You also can gain access to a user manual to assist you throughout the software. Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager did not meet our full expectations in this area because no user forum was available.
Kroll Ontrack Disk Manager is a hard disk manager software that provides you with basic management features. This software is ideal for installing a new hard drive but doesn't offer advanced backup or partitioning features to fully protect the hard drive.