DDriveWrite is a C#.Net project that facilitates direct reading and writing of a disk image to a disk drive in a manner not unlike a *nix 'dd' command to a drive device node.
Designed for use in bootable USB image applications.
Update: After about 2 years I've finally made a couple small updates, improving usability on more modern versions of windows.
- Read and Write Imaging of drives
- Zeroing out of drives and file systems.
On a Windows 7 Dell XPS8100 PC downloaded DDriveWrite into a folder. Tried to execute/install it and nothing seems to happen. Changed Compatibility settings to run as Windows XP SP3 and as administrator, same results nothing happened. Hope you have better results.