A decent imaging tool.
Platform: Mac OS X
License: Time limited demo
Buy a new PC and it will ship with a large hard drive. The obvious choice is to split this in to multiple partitions so that you have a drive for your important media files. These can be audio tracks you’ve purchased online and are given a once-only right to download and store on your machine. It’s only right that you’d want to keep a regular backup of these files.
A wise choice would be Acronis True Image (now called "True Image by Acronis). This is backup and restore software that will enable you to select a drive or drive partition and then select an output for your backup. If it’s a small partition, you could easily backup online. Alternatively, a blank DVD or external hard drive. As Acronis True Image supports incremental backup, every time you run another backup of the same source, in the future, only updated or altered files will be backed up. With the new one-click backup, it means you can setup your source/destination and other settings, then click one button for the backup to start.
True Image offers far more than drive backup. Try&Decide enables you to create self-contained area on your drive so you can test new software without it affecting your PC. You can then install and test the new software and immediately remove, without having to uninstall. If you ever need to install a larger hard drive, use the Clone Disk function to move across the content from your existing drive.
Note that this is the Mac version of Acronis True Image. The PC version is well known in the Windows sphere for its drive-imaging tool, and this is its attempt to do the same for Mac users. It supports both local and cloud-based backups, with support for any network attached drive, not just those designed to work with Time Machine.