I ams using Acronis True Image for back-up purposes and find it very intuitive and good to work with. Luckily I have not yet had to restore. I run a RAID0 pair, and back up to a 3rd stand-alone SATA HD, as well as a USB external drive. As far as the internal HD goes, I would like to create a copy of my C: drive on it, as well as the backups I am incrementing, so that if one of my RAID0 pair goes out I can very easily get back up and running by making the stand-alone HD the bootable one in BIOS. I looked at the cloning operation in Acronis TI, but find in reading the manual that this appears to be focused on transferring the boot sector to the new HD and maybe even disabling it on the source drive. I wish to keep booting from my (source) RAID0 pair until I can no longer do so. From what I see in the manual, the cloning operation may not be appropriate if it disables the source RAID0 pair from booting after the cloning is complete. My strategy was (if my RAID0 pair died)- to boot from my copy of the C: drive (after changing the HD boot priority in BIOS), where I would already have Acronis True Image installed, and then run a restore to update the various partitions to their incremented (current) state. Is there a better way to accomplish this task? Thanks- Bruce.