I am using TI10 to backup of the entire hard drive in my IBM Thinkpad T30 to an external USB drive. I recently did a clean install of XP and all applications so the T30 drive is now only a single partition drive. I prefered to clone the drive so I have a full plug & play backup available but the TI10 "Clone" option will not recognize the USB drive. As I write this I am using the "Backup" option to build an image of the entire native drive on the external USB drive. -Why does the process to create a complete image and then verify it take so long? It took approximately ten hours to create the image and now the verification process is running. It appears that it will take another 36 to 48 hours to verify the image. It is an 80 GB drive but only 15 GB of space is used. This unreasonably long period of time precludes making regular backups. I do not want to make incremental backups as I want the reliability of a single backup file that can be relatively quickly and easily used to restore the internal drive. Also, why does the verification process take so much longer than the process to create the image? -Will the image on the USB drive be able to make a bootable replacement drive (i.e. a clone) if the existing drive fails? - Why won't the "Clone" option recognize the external USB drive when the "Backup" option is able to see and use it?