Hello. I am interested in backing up my HD for security purposes. My current HD is about 4 years old and I just want to copy the either drive to another HD just in case mu current one fails. I just purchased Acronis 10 and was wondering if I was wondering if using the Clone feature is the way to go? I have never tried this before and was told that Acronis would make everything go a lot smoother. Also, If I am correct with using Clone, would it be possible to copy the files to an external HD or is it necessary to physical put the HD in the tower? I am not sure if I use an external drive if it would give me problems if I ever have to put it in the tower if the current drive fails. Sorry if that is a noob question. Thanks for any info.