My 20Gb laptop HD started making noises yesterday and I knew I had to to install a new one. Unfortunately, my on-hand spare was 15Gb. I had been a long time user of Ghost, until they came out with Ghost 9.0 which I really didn't like. With Ghost, as long as the image data size is less than the new partition you are restoring to, there is no problem. I found with TI that the new partition size must match, or be larger than the partition image you are restoring. You can resize the TI image, but it's impossible if the image is on multiple CD/DVD disks. You have to swap back and forth hundreds, if not thousands of times. I quit that approach after about 50 media swaps. I had to use Partition Magic to resize the new partition to match the image partition size before I could restore. Fortunately, I use three partitions on this HD. If I had only one partition on the HD, I would have been screwed, with my image being restored on multiple CD's. After a successful, but long drawn out Restore, I used Partition Magic to resize the partitions on the new, smaller HD to what I really wanted. Something to definitely keep in mind!!!