Your own foolproof drive duplication machine My need for ATI 2009 at home is occasional, not routine. Routine backups are handled here by other means. What I would like to do is to set up one of our four computers to create duplicate drives for any of the other computers that hold their particular operating system(s). I want keep these duplicate drives pre-tested and ready to install and use in the event of a failure. Using this process, the recovery from a disaster would be at most a physical drive swapping exercise, not a software adventure you may not be prepared for when it happens. In other words, I will buy extra drives (they're cheap) for each computer and while the computers and original drives are healthy, create a spare drive for each that is a working copy of the original. I want to set up just one of the computers to perform this task. Let's call this computer the drive-processing-workstation or the "DPW" computer. The DPW computer has a Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter that will support 2.5", 3.5" and 5.25" IDE/SATA drives. Assume the DPW computer is to be set up with Acronis True Image 2009 of the latest revision. To service one of the other computers, the client computer's boot hard drive is removed and brought over to the DPW computer along with the client computer's formatted spare hard drive. The process is to consist of: 1. Connect the client computer's original boot drive to the USB adapter. 2. Run ATI 2009 from the DPW's operating system (not from a bootable restoration CD). Create an image of the USB connected original boot drive and store it in the DPW. 3. Disconnect the original boot drive from the USB adapter and connect the client's spare hard drive. Running ATI 2009 from the DPW's operating system again, "restore" the USB connected drive from the stored image. 4. Reinstall the original drive in the client computer and store away its spare hard drive as a very quick foolproof means of disaster recovery or a quick way to return to the restored configuration. The intent is to have at hand a remedy for disaster that consists of physically replacing something that is ready to use, not having to wrestle with software under stressful conditions. Questions: 1. Is the proposed procedure doable? 2. Using this method could a client computer have any operating system - including Windows 2000? 3. What problems can be expected doing this and what are the details of the ATI steps that would have to be taken in this process?