If you are looking for a free software which can create an image of your hard disk partitions, then Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a good choice. With Macrium Reflect Free Edition you can easily make an accurate and reliable image of your HDD or individual partitions. Once you have created the image, this can be used to restore the entire disk, partition or individual files and folders in the event of a partial or complete system loss. You can store these images in external hard disk or USB or network location, so that in case of any issues with your partitions, you can restore them.
Features of Macrium Reflect Free Edition:
- Disk Imaging
- Access images with Windows Explorer
- XML backup definitions
- Linux Rescue CD
- BartPE Rescue CD plug-in
- Network support
- CD/DVD writing support
- Create a disk image whilst running Windows using Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
Macrium Reflect Free Edition claims to be the only free XP and Vista compatible disk imaging software with BartPE and Linux based recovery options.