Hello, I have a Dell 4700 Dimension, WinXP Home. I backup with TI 9 to a USB hard drive. Hard drive failed a few weeks ago and I used TI to recover files. Decided to do a fresh install of the OS and programs on a new 320 Gb hard drive. I am considering installing a second hard drive now and periodically restoring the image from the USB drive to the second desktop drive. Will I then have an alternative bootable drive if my C drive fails again? this would also give me more confidence in the images as they would be "testable" Are there any pitfalls to this idea? Would it be best if the second drive was exactly the same - a Maxtor SATA 320 Gb? Advice and comments most welcome.