Hello all. I've recently purchased Acronis True Image Home 11 for the sole purpose of creating a bootable USB hard drive image. I've been looking around and found this http://www.wilderssecurity.com/supportfiles/acronis_bootable_usb_hd.pdf post by a member of the forum. I have a few questions about this though. What is the purpose of creating the bootable flash drive when the purpose of the article is to create a bootable USB drive? Instead of a USB drive may I use a CD? I already partioned my USB drive into 3 sections, a 50GB space for my notebooks image, another 50GB image of my desktop and the last 350GB or so is left for other data. How do I get both images of my notebook and desktop onto the same drive? In the article it says that the drive will be formatted. If I understand what I'm reading correctly, the bootable media will be restored to the USB Hard disk and then on top of that it will include the image of the drive? Also if I do it once do I need to do it again for the other image. Thank you in advance for any help.