Can someone please advise if what I want to do is possible? I have a 120gb USB drive that I use for backups of my 120gb internal EIDE drive. Both are identical WD drives but the USB drive is installed in an ULTRA case and sits on my desktop. Both have 3 identically-sized partitions (C:, F:, G: and H:, I:, and J: ), the last of which (G: and J: ) are used only for backups. What I want to do is to be able to clone the first two partitions (Boot/system and Applications) of the EIDE drive to the first two partitions of the USB drive. My rational here is that if my EIDE drive fails (hardware failure), I can remove the USB drive from it's case and install it in my system (since my BIOS does not seem to support booting from the USB drive) and be right back in business without having to restore anything. The problem I have is that TI 8 Disk Clone would seem to allow me to do this while preserving the data on my source drive but as soon as it clones the boot (C: ) partition, it wants to boot from the cloned (H: ) partition before continuing. Since my system won't boot from the USB drive... Any advice or guidance would be appreciated.