AOMEI Data Backuper is a simple tool for creating backup images of individual partitions or entire hard drives.
The program's straightforward interface will be immediately familiar if you've ever used another backup tool. To get started you might click the "Backup" tab, for instance, then "Disk Backup". After choosing the drive to back up, you're able to set a few options (compression level, encryption and so on), and can then save any data to your destination of choice in just a click or two.
Backup images can then be mounted as virtual drives at some later date, if you want to restore just an individual file or two. You can also restore an entire image from the program's Restore option, and it's possible to create a bootable rescue disc if you need to restore the system file.
And AOMEI have even found space for one or two bonus utilities, so for instance the program can clone individual partitions or entire hard drives in just a few clicks.
One notable weak point here is that there's no scheduler; the program can't run unattended backups, they all have to be manually initiated.
And there's no real depth to the functionality. So you can't upload a backup to the web, for instance - local or network drives are the only option.
Still, you do get a lot here for free, and if you can live with the lack of a scheduler then AOMEI Data Backuper could prove very useful.