This is not going to be as easy as I first thought, and I am about to exceed the limits of my technical expertise/have. I have recently purchased True Image 8 (796), and intend to image to an external hard drive; an internal Seagate 80-IDE in an External enclosure (PHC-500B USB2.0). I’ve been looking at some of the posts and now am a bit worried about image integrity or just being able to restore. Have some questions and need some help with set up. The system is a new Dell 4700 with an internal sada Maxtor 120GB hdrive. If info on the mother board/ USB ports is required, let me know, and I will try to provide in my next post. First things first. 1) What is the best format to use with this xdrive; benefits of an extended/logical vs. a primary partition? I plan to use a single partition. 2) Are there reasons for me to choose FAT32 over NTFS? 3) Will setting an image size help image creation / integrity? Also I would like to backup xdrive image sets to DVD, what are recommended sizes for this? 4) How do I ensure my images on the external drive are good; sure tests?