I am looking to clone my laptop drive to an USB hard drive. I have TI 11. Does anyone know of pitfalls or tips needed to make the USB drive useable in the event that my internal C drive suffers a complete failure. The main purpose in all this is for when I am out of town on business. I am hoping that a cloned USB drive will at least allow me to boot up and continue working until I finish a business trip. I have already made a full backup image of my C drive, but in the event of hard drive failure that won't be of much help. I keep another USB drive backed up nightly with key data. So in theory I would have my OS and programs on one drive and all my data on the 2nd drive. I am hoping this would take care of my crash recovery concerns ... cheers, todd.