Hello, I’m thinking about purchasing a copy of True Image 9 in attempt to clone a Dell 8400 250 gig sata hardrive and still have the ability to use the ctrl-f11 option after it is cloned.. I used the search function and found an interesting topic. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=108656&highlight=dell In the above topic the individual was cloning an additional drive connected to his / her pc. I want to clone to an usb 160 gig external HD. So the question at hand is: Is it possible to format and partition the external HD into 2 partitions then clone the original Dell HD to the external partition #1? Then use say partition # 2 of the external for just random documents and files, but still be able to restore another HD in case the one in the dell 8400 does bad from the clone on the usb external partition on # 1? Hope this makes sense and not to confusing of what I would like to accomplish. If this possible would I use the same steps as mention in the above link, or can someone tell me the step by step procedures. Thanks in advance.