I've been using True Image for many years now. Thank you Acronis for making a great product! My laptop can boot off of an external USB hard disk. I wanted to know if anyone has been able to create a small partition on an external USB hard drive that boots into the standalone TI rescue environment? Why would anyone want to do this? Because I travel a lot and I can carry around an image of my laptop on a very portable USB external hard drive at all times. I've had to reimage on the road more than once. My laptop doesn't have an internal drive, so I can't carry a bootable CD. I've succeeded in easily creating a bootable USB flash key (thanks, Acronis) that helps me accomplish this task, but I'd still prefer to have a "one device solution."