Macrium Free can do it. Simple check which partitions you wish to backup. It will create bootable media and include USB 3 drivers if you have them for faster backup and restore.
Easeus Todo Backup free has something called System Backup which will backup the System Partition but I don't know if it also backs up the Bootable partition. I have not used this software. According to this support article it does.
I believe V3.5 of Aomei also has System Backup but this was removed in V4. You can still download V3.5 here. V4 also has System Backup.
We have a winner. I have looked at all three of the applications you suggested over the past several days doing backups and restores to a different drives and my least favorite was EaseUS. It took much longer to do a restore than the others and I just didn’t care for the user interface. A personal choice only.
Macrium worked well and was OK but in one of my tests when I tried restoring to a different size partition it wouldn’t boot after the restore. The accompanying utility for fixing boot problems did however work well to fix the problem and I plan to keep the Macrium CD around just to have that utility handy. It still would have been my first choice over EaseUS.
My first choice is AOMEI. I found the UI was great, it worked well going to both bigger and smaller partitions and the resulting restored partition always booted. To top it off, you can even retrieve individual files from the image. My only complaint is that the restores that I did during testing seemed to be very slow compared to the backup times but that may have had more to do with the fact I was using a USB GoFlex drive for backups. I did not try it using a second internal drive. In any case, it should not be an issue as hopefully I will be doing a lot more backups than restores.
Thanks for taking the time to reply and your suggestions. It is much appreciated.