What Is Disk Image?

Disk image is a backup file which contains the content and structure of a hard disk. Sometimes it can also refer to the action of creating a backup image for entire storage device in case of recovery needs. To image a disk like interal hard drive (HDD/SSD), external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc. effectively, you need disk image software with fast speed and simple operation.

AOMEI Backupper, the best free disk image tool for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, enables you create disk images easily and perform disk recovery when needed. Optionally, you can add a schedule to image disk on regular basis, thus when a disk error or data loss occurs, you could restore the disk to the latest normal state. And not only hard disk, you can also create system image, partition image, and file image in Windows to meet your different needs.

To check out more useful features, please go to the Functions Overview page of the disk image software.

How to create a disk image?

Learn how to image a disk in Windows via AOMEI Backupper, follow steps below:

Step 1. Open this disk image program, select Backup on the left panel and choose Disk Backup to back up the entire hard disk to an image file.

Step 2. Select the source drive you want to image. If you want to get a system disk image, choose the disk with Windows installed here.

Step 3. Choose a destination path to store the image file. Local hard drive, removable device and network location are all supported. Then, click Start Backup to execute the disk image task.

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