Macrium Reflect Free Edition is a really fast Disc Imaging Backup Software to make a complete *.mrimg or *.iso copy of your hard drive.
Main features :
Access images in Windows Explorer
Linux Rescue CD
Windows PE Rescue Media (RAID support)
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 compatiblity
Support for GPT More Info »
It has a built-in scheduler, you can set it up to create backups of the windows harddrive automatically in the background, during you work with Windows.
Images can be saved off to network drives, DVDs, or removable drives (USB and FireWire).
Images can be password-protected for the security of your data.
It uses Windows' Volume Shadow copy Service (VSS).
The backup images can also be mounted as a virtual drive, which can be very useful for retrieving separate files: you can also restore single files or folders, but backup only the full drive C.
You can restore or migrate the Operating System to a larger harddisk than the original harddisk was. More Info »