balenaEtcher Reviews & Product Details

Network Engineer and IT specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Questo software è super leggero, ha un'interfaccia grafica fantastica, richiede pochissimi dipendenze ed è uno degli strumenti del usb flashing più veloci che abbia mai usato in fase di costruzione con il framework electron oltre ad essere interamente fatto in Foss.

La versione per Linux sia a 32 che 64 bit viene rilasciata con un download da GitHub in formato appimage, una specie di eseguibile che aprirà sin da subito la GUI senza necessità di lunghe e difficoltose compilazioni di sorgenti o installazione di pacchetti e dipendenze. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Purtroppo non c'è ancora modo di personalizzare il tipo di partizione, storage persistente, o opzioni di sovrascrittura nonostante i passi avanti fatti in termini di funzionalità avanzate e stabilità, funziona solo per sistemi Unix-like e non riesce quindi a creare ISO di Windows o di prodotti similari da esso dipendenti.

Nel complesso un ottimo strumento, ma penso che continuerò con Rufus per la maggior parte dei miei bisogni. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consiglio di valutare l'acquisto del dispositivo in grado, se aggiunto a Balena, di masterizzare più USB drive con più ISO anche diverse da un unico PC, è una specie di HUB sviluppato e pensato dagli stessi sviluppatori, quello che più si integra con Balena nelle operazioni batch. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sarebbe riduttivo dire che sto solo soddisfatto. Sono impressionato così come il mio team IT. Stavamo cercando un'alternativa a Rufus su Windows con meno dialoghi obbligatori ed un solo tasto da premere per avviare numerose e quotidiane operazioni di flashing.

È di una semplicità e rapidità unica, consente veramente di ottimizzare i tempi delle singole risorse impiegabili in attività più coinvolgenti e proficue per l'azienda ed il team stesso. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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balenaEtcher Overview

What is balenaEtcher?

Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

balenaEtcher Details
Product Description

Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.


Seller Details
Seller
balena
Company Website
Year Founded
2013
HQ Location
London, England
Twitter
@balena_io
5,561 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
102 employees on LinkedIn®
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Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Quick ,Lightweight and easy used application which can be used to flash sd card as well as USB drive too.You can never go wrong with this its UI is too familiar and easy and it validate data after writing into respective destinations. there is not even a once that I have failed with balena etcher .My add sd card and USB writing has gone smooth ad knife goes in butter Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

there is not which particularly I hate about balena etcher but yes there is one thing which becomes quite irritating sometimes ia regular and frequent updates which can be annoying sometime Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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if you want a tool which works without fail this is the tool which u r looking for .works without any fail and will give u consistent result after a long Time also .Go for it you will not be disappointed after using this tool .And you will never go back to any other thing I can bet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

earlier when I used to flash sd card and USB I was suing different different software on Mac and on linux and tht too was not so much reliable but after I came across this awesome sugar bunch .I feel my life is become easier coz in my work I have to do a lot of flashing etc on card so this tools comes handy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Junior Web Developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

balenaEtcher è un software sorprendente in quanto consente, a differenza di molti programmi simili più o meno recenti, di creare chiavette USB avviabili dal BIOS quindi "bootable" con una semplice operazione di drag and drop ovvero trascinamento del file ISO da scrivere e montare sul pennino: nessun'altra operazione richiesta, nessuna necessità di trovare i settaggi particolari specifici per quel tipo di ISO in quanto il suo motore di auto rilevamento della ISO è in grado di ottenere in pochissimi secondi tutti i settaggi necessari per scriverla sulla chiavetta USB (anche offline quando non avete internet) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sarebbe utile abilitare una modalità log o più verbosa in modo tale da mostrare agli smanettoni che ne hanno necessità, specialmente gli specialisti del settore IT, i log in tempo reale dell'operazione di scrittura su disco ed alcuni dati utili come la velocità di scrittura in MB al secondo MB/s Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Con BalenaEtcher riesco a creare centinaia di drive USB con installazioni di sistemi operativi Windows e Linux sia per usi lavorativi che personali senza la necessità di dover cercare ogni volta i settaggi giusti per quel file o sistema operativo, risparmio quindi tantissimo tempo e tantissima batteria del mio laptop che comporta tra l'altro un risparmio energetico elevato Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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VOIP Specialist and IT Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

If you're an Ubuntu user and want to create bootable USB drive without using complex utility such as GParted, this tool is for you, Balena Etcher is perfect and simple: you can burn any ISO on your preferred usb drive by simply dragging and dropping iso file into Etcher GUI Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not support legacy ISO file of Windows XP, Thin Client and Server 2003, maybe for an unsupported filesystem auto-written by BalenaEtcher after iso autodetection process Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With OS I'm using isn't easy to create in two minutes a new USB bootable media, some tools require very lot user interaction, settings and tuning; with BalenaEtcher you can skip all these operations and jump to iso writing process after a drag & drop operation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cisco Networking Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

With Balena Etcher you can easily create custom USB media with bootable live OS and OS installation, you don't have to set hard-to-understand options and the created drive will work 99.99% of times due to auto-detection of OS contained in the ISO image you want to burn in the usb media Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some advanced options such as writing speed, Read and write protection, multi OS ISO in a single media could be useful for advanced users which want to use Balena instead of old unsupported and buggy tools or command line utilities Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create batch of usb media with a single drag and drop operations, this can be easily automed with scripting languages such as powershell, batch, autoit or ansible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can easily burn iso images (such as windows on linux installation images) into your usb media to run it from boot options selected as selected in the BIOS, no advanced options or configuration are required, simply drag & drop the image into BalenaEtcher and select the drive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of some advanced options such as partitioning, formatting and filesystem type may cause old images or some linux-based OS (especially live distro) booting or installation failures.

auto detection of iso image need to be improved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create a huge amount of Debian 9 installation usb drive for our customers on-premises servers without have to manually do all the options configuration to correctly burn the iso image Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

You can really create USB bootable media (such as windows OS installation or Ubuntu live distro) with a simple drag & drop from your folder to Balena: it will smart-search for ISO type and content to partition and configure your USB drive with correct options to let it boot from your BIOS menu.

Forget the old times when you have to burn your ISO files five or ten times to search for the correct settings to make it start, with Balena first time run is always a success! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

IMHO need to be integrated with official free Operating System repositories to add a "download latest version ISO" feature directly into the Balena GUI to let users download operating system ISO without having to browse website and ftp folders of official mirrors spending a lot of time searching for the latest ISO Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not so big problems but Balena Etcher really simplified my used method to create new USB bootable media to install Windows and Linux OS on campus corporate workstations and helped me save a lot of hours in trying and searching for perfect settings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Customers support engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can burn iso images for OS installation on USB drive with a simple and quick drag and drop operations and is not required to select or configure other custom advanced options because Balena is integrated with a iso auto-detection engine or something similar Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No important advanced options present at all, such as partitioning or formatting the drive before burning, you need to accomplish this task with another tool to start burning iso with Balena on your USB drive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Share BalenaEtcher with other some colleagues that always needed for a software that can burn iso in a easy way without overloading the network with uncustomizable parallel download and bandwidth limits Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System specialist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

It can create a bootable USB media to install Windows and Linux with a simple drag & drop operation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

RPM package to install Balena Etcher is market as virus from some Cisco Endpoint antivirus, maybe a false positive but the install process need to be restarted after detection Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create bootable media without worrying about formatting and partitioning the drive with correct settings Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Consultant for Energy Studio Pro Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can simply drag and drop iso files to burn on usb media without worrying about advanced options, uefi or efi, mbr or gpt, partition tables and other settings that in other software usually cause errors during boot sequence Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

ISO files of new version of Windows 10 are not supported by the tool making impossible for linux users to create usb bootable media for Windows installation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Find an easier alternative to rufus and unetbootin softwares to automate iso bootable media process with python libraries that are fully compatible with balena etcher GUI Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance; Self-employed IT professional
Internet
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Select an image

Choose your SD card

Click go

There you go, you’ve provisioned you’re RasPi SD Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not an Etcher issue, but sometimes Ubuntu doesn’t clock the SD card Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Much quicker than the command line Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Swift SD card provisioning Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is by far the easiest way to flash an os onto an sd card. (e.g. raspbian, ubuntu core etc.) I have tried other methods which often involve unzipping different tarballs and then find the correct device to flash to. With Etcher, I don't even have to unzip. I just download the zipped image, select the downloaded package and then click the card on a UI to flash the os to. Got Etcher for raspberry pi and then started using it for flashing any OS to SD card. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Limited functionality, but that's kind of why you use it. It just does one thing really really well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were trying to flash Ubuntu core onto SD cards. This was the easiest way to possibly do that. I made it way faster than we could have done otherwise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Developer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My favorite part about etcher is how quickly and easily it allows users to create bootable media, such as an operating system or installer. This program is extremely simple, friendly, and fast. Most importantly, it's available on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are no complaints I have with the current version of the software. It's a pleasure to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Etcher has streamlined the process of creating bootable media so much that it's no longer something we need to worry about. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It's a simple interface, easy to use, and it's great to use. Super painless Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If there was an option to make .ISO and images from teh application that would bring it to the next level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to deploy many Pi's or mini PC's at once, it makes the whole process super easy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy process of putting and image to a USB/CD. Used it for dual booting installation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No dislikes as it gets the job done. However, would like to see more feature in the near future for easier dual boot options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very straightforward application for burning images. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can help download and install OS easily using balenaEtcher. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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