What is Hard Links?
Hard links, or named NTFS links are pointers locating the actual data in the storage
device of files. Hard linking is the idea that we can linking up duplicate files
with NTFS links in order to merge them in single storage instance.
How does NoClone use Hard linking to handle duplicate files?
In NoClone 2007, there is a new feature of replace duplicate files by NTFS links
in SaveSpace. Duplicate files will be merged into single storage instance which
is invisible to end users. The advantage is that the file system structure will
not be changed but yet disk space is conserved.