Free Disk imaging software – Macrium Reflect Free Edition
Macrium Reflect Free Edition, a free disk imaging software that provides complete computer disaster recovery solution for your windows computer system. It can protects your personal documents, photos, music and e-mails from hard drive failure. Plus more, Macrium Reflect uses leading data compression techniques to create accurate and reliable images of your hard disk or partitions on your disk.
Macrium Reflect free edition can clone hard disk partitions or full hard disks even when Windows is running. Meanwhile, it supports backup to local, network and USB drives as well as burning to all DVD formats with DVD Burning Software. Meanwhile, it also comes scheduler features to backup your data into disk imaging regularly.
Beside that, Macrium Reflect free edition also allows create Linux or BartPE bootable rescue CDs with Macrium Reflect. The creation Linux based Rescue CD comes with Network access and full GUI to recover the backups when it is necessary to do that. These rescue CDs are helpful if your Windows screws up and you are not able to login. All you do is pop in the bootable disk and run Macrium and restore your Windows installation from previously backed up image files without ever logging into Windows.
The last feature that deserves to be mentioned is the option to browse the images in Windows Explorer as if they were normal partitions. Great if you want to pick a file or folder from the image.
To make everything even better, Macrium Reflect supports both 32 and 64 bit versions of XP and Vista and the size of the installation file you must download is only 27 MB.