USB Image Tool

USB Image Tool is a free drive backup software that can create exact backup USB images of  your removable flash drives, sd cards, or MP3 players. The backed up image can be restored back to the same device or copied to another device. All using the same tool.

USB Image Backup Tool

USB Image Tool
USB Image Backup Tool in action

USB Image Tool, a utility that allows users to create backup images of USB drives and then restore those images onto the same or different storage devices. One great use case for it is to create multiple music library repositories as Image backups and then simply switch between the particular image backup you wish to listen to for that day or week. Its most notable features include:

  • Create Backup USB Images: Can generate image files from USB storage devices.
  • Restore Backed Up Images to USB: It allows users to restore images onto USB storage devices.
  • File System Support: The utility supports various file systems, including FAT, FAT32, and NTFS. This flexibility allows users to work with USB drives formatted in different file systems.
  • Compressed Image Formats: Supports compressed image file formats such as gz and zip.
  • Adjust GUID Partition Table: Capable of adjusting the GUID Partition Table (GPT) to maintain partition numbering.
  • Get USB Device Information: Provides information about connected USB devices.
  • Manage Favorite USB Images: Users can use it to easily manage and save or restore their favorite USB images to and from drives.
  • Command Line Utility: Includes a command-line interface for additional use case flexibility.
  • USB Mass Storage Protocol: Works with any device that implements the USB Mass Storage protocol. Supports USB flash drives, card readers and SD cards. Can also work with a wide range of devices, including digital cameras (digicams), cell phones, and mobile music players, as long as they implement the USB Mass Storage protocol.

Free USB Image Tool | Use Cases

  1. Backup and Cloning: Useful for creating backups or clones of USB storage devices.
  2. Cloning Bootable USB Drives: Create and manage bootable USB drives. This can be helpful for creating USB clones that used for installing operating systems or running diagnostic tools directly from a USB drive.
  3. Data Recovery: Allows users to restore images onto devices, which can be helpful in data recovery scenarios.
  4. Device Information: Provides details about connected USB devices.
  5. Command Line Automation: Users can automate tasks using the command-line interface.

USB Image Tool Specifications | Official Site | Download

  • Website: Project Page
  • Developer: Alexander Beug
  • Release Date: First released in 2010
  • License: Donationware - Freeware
  • Supported OS: Windows
  • Downloading: You can get this free USB backup software here:
    USB Image Tool Download