Hello I am a "silver surfer" with limited computer knowledge so would appreciate help. I recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5920G laptop. It has proved an excellent purchase and is working well (touch wood!!). However it did not come with a recovery/rescue cd and I tend to worry about what I would do if I had a major problem so, seeing a strong recommendation for Acronis True Image Home 11 in a computer magazine, I paid for and downloaded a copy of this program over the weekend. I am now a little uncertain of the next step. I am intending to buy a new external hard drive and create a mirror image of my computer on this so that I could re-create my entire present system and files etc fairly easily in the event of computer catastrophe. I have in mind to buy a Western Digital 160GB Elements External USB 2.0 2.5" Hard Drive for approx £42 from Amazon. Is this the correct approach and would this Western Digital hard drive serve my purpose well ? Before I make the purchase and proceed along this route, I would appreciate confirmation, comments and tips from more knowledgeable forum members. Many thanks !!