Iomega’s v.Clone Technology to Revolutionize Virtual Computing

You must have by now understood the limitations of using a portable hard disk, for they only let you carry your files but you cannot actually run your programs from them. Moreover, they also cannot sync the changes back to your computer if you make them, so you would have to copy back the files and delete the original ones.

These and many other issues daunt portable hard drives though they are immensely popular. Iomega has launched what is being touted as a revolutionary software which would let you take your entire PC anywhere you want. The revolutionary v.Clone technology can be used with the v.Clone software that allows you to carry on an Iomega hard drive an image of your primary PC.

This can be used on any PC in the world that meets the specifications. The v.Clone software allows you to access your files, email and applications even on notebooks, which means even if your notebook is not a super machine, it could still function just like your primary computer when connected to Iomega hard drive. Let us take a look at all the benefits that an Iomega v.Clone technology provides you with.

What Makes v.Clone Technology Revolutionary

It helps you keep a virtual image that is updated with the changes you make on your PC. When you connect your Iomega USB hard drive, it allows you to synchronize back to the primary PC if changes are made elsewhere. It could be used anywhere in the world, as long as the specifications of the system are met.

How the v.Clone can be Used

v.Clone software allows you to use your netbooks with their limited capacity just like your primary PC. All files are password protected and comes with the Iomega® eGo™ Encrypt or Encrypt Plus Portable Hard Drive which will encrypt all your data. In case your primary computer crashes, an image would always be stored and thus you could transfer the image to a new computer.

What are the Specifications and Requirements?

Now that it is clear how useful it really is, we must make sure if the computer that we are using have the requirements in terms of specs and ability. The minimum requirements for the v.Clone software to work are:

  • 1.3 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor with Intel VT or AMD-V technology
  • Minimum 1GB RAM though 2GB is recommended if you run a clone.
  • 1GB available on your HDD.
  • 32-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista Ultimate or Enterprise, or Windows 7
  • Windows user account with admin permissions
  • An Iomega hard drive.

You would also need to make sure that your CPU comes with the Virtualization Technology, in order to run/play v.Clone. If you use an Intel CPU, you could visit here to see the supported CPUs. You could also download and run Intel Utility and check for Virtualization Technology support.

If you use an AMD PC, you would need to make sure it has the AMD Virtualization™ Technology and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ System Compatibility Check Utility. You could visit AMD support site for more information.

v.Clone would certainly revolutionize the way we compute virtually, and it offers better security and convenience. Unfortunately all computers cannot use this Iomega product depending on the requirements and specifications.

Via: PC Mag/Download Squad