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Write IMG or ISO to USB – Win32 Disk Imager

Backup USB to Image Win32

How to easily Write an IMG or ISO file to a USB flash drive. Win32 Disk Imager is a free disk imaging and cloning tool used to write raw disk images to a USB flash drive from Windows. As you might have guessed, this tool can also create a backup disk image of a USB flash drive. The backup image can then be used to clone a USB flash drive or restore the original drive. Also included is a built in hash checker which helps to ensure your files aren't corrupted.

Much like Etcher, it also works to direct copy data from .IMG or .ISO files to a removable USB disk. Functioning just like a dd raw write command by overwriting the entire disk with raw data from the source file. As a result, any existing content on the drive is overwritten. Some consider this method destructive because the entire disk, including the boot record and partition table data, becomes overwritten. In some cases the device might even appear unwritable. However, this is almost always only temporary.

You can easily restore a USB flash drive to its original state after using this type of tool.
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Etcher – USB ISO Burner and Clone Tool

Etcher Flash ISO to USB

Etcher is essentially an ISO to USB Burner and USB Clone tool. Created by Balena, this open source direct image writing and disk cloning software can be used to write, etch or burn an image .img or .iso file onto a flash drive. In addition the utility functions as a USB disk cloning tool, and can be used to easily clone a USB flash drive to another of equal size or larger.

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