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Explanation of Hard Drive Options in the Image for DOS Menus

Please note: This article applies to version 1 product(s) only.

When creating or restoring an image, you are presented with several options for hard drive selection.  Here is an explanation of each of the options presented:

  • BIOS HD: Locates and accesses the hard drive by way of the system BIOS.  Any problems or limitations of the system BIOS will apply.

  • BIOS HD (direct): Locates the hard drive using the system BIOS, but then attempts to access it directly, bypassing the BIOS.  This can sometimes be helpful in cases where performance with the BIOS HD option is very poor.  In order to get the most out of this option when creating an image, you should select a partition--rather than a file--as the target for saving the image.

  • USB2 HD: Examines the attached USB 2 controller, if any, for available high-speed hard drives.

  • IEEE1394 HD: Examines the attached IEEE 1394 controller, if any, for available hard drives.

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