Iperius backup is a very powerful program that in its pay-to-play persona images partitions and drives to a non-proprietary format and also handles backup of files, virtual machines, and various pro and enterprise formats. There’s also a limited, but still useful free version if all you need is the plain file backup.
This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best Windows backup software. Go there for information on competing products and how we tested them.
Design and interface
Because of the relatively Spartan yet attractive interface, Iperius gives you the feeling right off the bat that you’re dealing with a pro-level application. Not that there aren’t some ugly or dated looking programs that perform extremely well—that’s shape prejudice on my part, to be sure.