I just purchased TI 11 and I have a few questions before I attempt a clone. I have XP sp2 and a WD 500 gb Sata with a single partition currently installed. I want to clone this disk to a new WD 750 gb Sata with a single partition. The 750 will become the single operating disk and I will keep the 500 installed but disconnected. I want to keep everything on the 500 so that if the 750 goes bad or has any prob I can disconnect it, reconnect the 500 and be back in business. I have had to many drives go bad and I'm tired of having to reinstall everything! So I know I have a choice of using the auto clone or manual clone mode. 1. I am tempted to use the auto mode but I cant seem to find a definitive answer to these questions. In auto mode is the original disk data left untouched or is it erased by default? I realize I have a choice of what happens to the data on the original disk if I use the manual mode. 2. If I use the auto mode will the single partition on the new disk (750) automatically be made larger than the old 500 to take advantage of the increased size of the new disk? In other words will I end up with a single partition on the new disk that takes up the full 750 gb? 3. When cloning will the new disk be initialized and partitioned as part of the process or do I have to use the TI 11 "adding a new disk" feature to accomplish that first then do the cloning? 4. I know I have to disconnect the old disk before booting the first time after cloning. Any other suggestions for me? Thanks!