When comparing AOMEI Backupper vs DriveImage XML, the Slant community recommends AOMEI Backupper for most people. In the question“What are the best backup programs for Windows?” AOMEI Backupper is ranked 4th while DriveImage XML is ranked 13th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro User Friendly
Pro Supports multiple backup methods
In addition to full backup the program supports differential and incremental backup. And merging of incremental backups can be done via the command line.
Pro Easily clone a drive
Cloning a drive can be done without making a separate system image and allows the user to create partitions on the second drive in order to limit what space is used for the clone.
Pro Hot images
Can backup while the drive is in use.
Pro Run from CD
Can run from a live CD, useful when your system disk has crashed.
Pro Copy drive to drive
Less than 2 Mb in size.
Con No way to manually pause a backup
The backup process can be canceled or it can automatically pause if it encounters an issue (like the destination not having enough space for the backup), but there's no way to pause the process manually.
Con Feeling uncomfortable that it's not going to restore when really needed
Con Open image requires mounting virtual drive
Con Custom size only for pro users
You cannot set custom size for backup files on free version.
Con UI looks dated
The user interface looks dated.