I backuped the C: partition of my internal SATA hard drive with no problem. Then I tried to restore it on an external SATA drive using the Bootable Rescue Media : I tried both eSata and USB connections. With eSata, it would simply not see the external drive. With USB, it sees it but seems to be impossible to restore. The restore will start, but it predicts 10 hours for the restore (26GB size). After 10-15 minutes of waiting, it is obvious that nothing is being copied: the external hard disk is making no write access noise and the timer still says 10 hours remains. I aborted. Should it be possible to restore on USB drives using the Bootable Rescue Media? Note: I was trying to restore on my external drive as a test to see how well this would boot Vista ... And if OK, the plan was to restore over my current Vista partition that is partly corrupted (C: partition of my internal SATA drive). My config: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Internal WD5000AAKS SATA drive External Seagate 7200.10 SATA drive (over eSata or USB) Acronis® True Image Home® version 10.0 (build 4 942) Ozo.