There exists many excellent commercial disk imaging software like Acronis True Image, Norton Ghost, O&O DiskImage, Paragon Drive Backup and FarStone Total Recovery, no doubt, they are very good applications, but if you are a home user, then their free alternative – Macrium Reflect free edition, will definitely meet your needs.
- Backup to multiple destination: local hard drive( including usb thumb disk, external hard disk, FireWire drive ), network, CD/DVD disc.
- Supports three compression levels.
- Supports two copy modes:
- Intelligent sector copy, only copy the used sectors.
- Sector by sector copy, copy every sector, including used and unused sectors.
- Split disk image file to small files.
- Verify disk image.
- Mount disk image as virtual hard drive.
- Hot backup using Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service.
- Schedule backup.
- Allows to create a Linux based Rescue CD with USB drive support and Network access.
- BartPE plugin available.
- Native 64 bit support.
Macrium Reflect free supports Windows 7 and Windows XP.