ODIN is a tool that helps make the creation of backup disk images as simple as possible.
ODIN stands for Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell, which is a pretty self-explanatory name for this utility. With ODIN you'll be able to create exact images of any of the hard drives on your system, including external drives, USB memory drives and other removable media.
Using ODIN is very easy and hardly takes a couple of minutes. Simply select the drive you want to create the image of and open the Settings menu to tweak the image options: you can choose whether you want to compress the image file or not, split it into several parts or not and limit its size to an exact number of megabytes to make it fit a CD or DVD.
From this point on, however, ODIN's not that fast. Image disks take a while to be generated, though the total elapsed time will vary depending on the selected settings and, of course, the size of the drive you're working with.
ODIN is probably the easiest way to create an exact image of your hard drive, and also allows you to compress the resulting file.
- Bug fixes:
- Fix a crash when restoring an entire disk untder Windows 7 (wait until ready lock drive and volumes)
- fix crash in command line version when stdin or stdout are redirected to a file
- improve error message when volume is too small for a restore and report size
- fix a problem where application cannot be terminated after some exceptions in rare occasions