I have just received TI ver 9.0 -- still sealed in the box. My intention was/is to use it to backup my C: to an external drive and also to do monthly backups to the external. The more I read the more I think that 9.0 does not work with an external drive. Start-up Recovery Manager is a add-on benefit that I would like to be able to use. So, do I need to use a CD with Start-Up Recovery Manager? Can I still use the external drive for the back-ups? I'm also trying to determine if there is a difference between 'cloning' my C: and creating a 'backup' of C: I realize these are pretty basic questions but - I have some pretty basic uses for TI9.