I was happily using Paragon Drive Backup Personal 9.0 until I bought an HP PC with a Raid controller. Paragon Rescue CD didn't support it. I tried Macrium Reflect Free version.. no joy. The Macrium Reflect 4.2 trial did work. I bought that.
Now I see the Macrium Reflect Free Version
has been updated to 4.2. I verified with the sysop on Macrium Forum that the Linux Rescue CD and the image backup file format used in the new free version is exactly the same as the one I bought. The paid version lets you download WinPE(either 32 bit or 64 bit, not both) and doubtless has some other features but if you are just looking for disaster recovery the free version may be a good choice. I put the free version on my Windows 7 32 bit PC. I have Paragon on there but I like using the Macrium better because it saves your MBR with the backup image, where Paragon does not. That can make a big difference.
Anyway, just thought I'd pass it along since I found out yesterday about the Linux Rescue CD.