Drive Image XML
The program is unique in writing header information about the data being backed up (including sector locations of files, etc.) in XML format so that it can be read by numerous programs, including Web browsers. This may not be useful for the average user, but it does allow us geekier types to process the data in other ways. A module for the popular Bart's PE boot disc is available so you can restore images even when Windows won't boot, though creating a custom Bart's PE disc isn't for technophobes.
Drive Image XML does have limitations. You can't back up individual files or folders, there's no encryption, and you can't restore an image to a partition smaller than the one it was created from even if the data will fit. But for the price, we're not complaining--the program is the perfect complement to traditional or CDP programs that lack disaster recovery.
--Jon L. Jacobi
Note: this download takes you to the developer's site.