Well I have been reading tons about BU software, Veeam seems to stand out from the crowd.
The only other one I was warming up to was drivesnapshot, but its great flaw is restoration, IF your PC goes dead. It seems drivesnapshot has to be booted in some kind of dos medium to restore. Which is a shame. It seemed closest to AX64.
Of the "standard" image / BU programs... The one I have chosen was a toss up between Macrium and Aomei.
Shame AX64TM (Version 1) would be the best of all IF the original developer had stayed with the program, and kept it as a hot/cold/warm image software...
just to be fair, it will make a BU while in Windows 10, just like AX64TM Version 1, and then restore was very fast upon reboot just like AX64... Ax64 does the restore inside windows, with windows frozen, then at 100% it reboots PC...
DriveSnapShot"DSS" does this in the same way, except upon reboot it does the restore during startup. Both are about same speed too in Windows 10.
BUT if your PC dies, you need a boot medium, this is where I ran into trouble, I have bootable USB's for AV, Macrium, ETC, but only because those programs make the bootable USB for me.
I didn't have a bootable USB for "DSS" or I would have chosen "DSS" to take the place of my favorite imaging software AX64TM Version 1.