1. You will need a Partition program, I chose Partition magic 8. Use whatever program you choose to create a Partition on your H.D. I made mine H Drive. 2. Use Acronis True Image to create an Image of your H.D onto the Partition you just made in step 1, unless you have Dual layer disks you must split your files to 4GB 3. If you have Nero, open it up and point it to Data then to MAKE UDF DVD 4. Insert a Blank DVD-R (no need to piss around with the DVD, i.e format ect..) Burn your first 4GB image onto the DVD, this is very important or you will be using this DVD as a coaster- SET YOUR RECORDING SPEED TO 4X ONLY!!!! 5. Continue on with the rest of the images, I had 4 four GB images therefore I used 4 DVD's, this process will save you pulling your hair out via having to format the DVD via Acronis True image supporting software like Roxio or Pinnacle. 6. That is it your done!!! your H.D has been imaged using DVD's. -The disks that you've just backed up will read image archive is corrupted when you explore image from within windows,(Acronis) IGNORE THIS. The DVD's are fine. See http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=68816 -DVD's will only work with the Acronis Boot CD and this is IMPORTANT, INSERT THE LAST DVD (Volume 3 or in my case 4) after booting into Acronis, whalla, RESTORE your H.D. Again when you copy them into a UDF software like nero, MAKE SURE you set the write speed 4X or below!!! I Just did mine and everything worked excellent, THANK YOU ACRONIS for giving a peace of mind that if my H.D should fail, I can rely on this back up in the future!!!