We have seen several free utilities that offer excellent image backup feature. If you are on Windows 7, then you need not to look for free or paid image backup tools as it has a decent built-in system image backup tool.
Have you ever wanted to create an image backup of your USB flash drive? You might be interested in knowing why anyone would want to create an image backup of a USB drive. If you prefer installing Windows from USB drive and always use the 100% working Command Prompt method, you might want to create a backup of your bootable Windows USB to avoid going through the Command Prompt and save some time by quickly restoring the image backup onto your USB drive.
Now that you know the use of creating an image backup of your USB, the next thing is which tool to backup USB drives? USB Image Tool is a simple yet powerful utility to create a full image backup of your USB stick and then restore the image backup when required.
The UI is very simple and easy-to-use. Connect your USB and launch the standalone program to see detailed information about your USB drive. To create an image backup, just select your USB drive from the left pane, and hit Backup button. And to restore, simply use the Restore button and then browse to the image.
Another interesting and useful feature is its Favorites. Under Favorites tab, you can add all the images that you have taken from one or more USB drives so that you can find all images at one place. There are also options to ignore size checks for zip images (devices larger than 4 GB can be saved to and restored from compressed image file) and create MD5 checksums during backup.
Thanks to estra at TWCF for this info.