There are various types of disk image formats. For clarity the formats are divided by means of their original purpose, e.g. were they intended to be used in (disk) forensics or virtualization.
Forensics Disk Image formats
Virtualization Disk Image formats
- QCOW Image Format
- Virtual Disk Image (VDI)
- Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)
- VMWare Virtual Disk Format (VMDK)