Rick, let me see if I understand -
1- If one had a 1T external drive and did an image to it, one could not then restore this image to a 350gb drive.
2- If one did an image to an external 350gb drive one could then restore to a 500gb or a 1T drive.
3- One can not just connect the "external" UBS drive with the image on it to the computer and then boot from and use this drive as a "normal" drive.
4- One needs to make a "restore" disc before doing an image and must have this disc to restore the image to a new or a re-formatted drive if one has a problem and should need to re-format a drive.
5- One could not image several drives to the same external drive and then choose which one to restore.
Ref #5, does one have more flexibility to image several drives to one larger drive with the backup/image software that comes with other drives like WD? The reason I ask is that two laptop computers I would like to image have smaller drives in them and it is getting harder and harder to find "small" drives that would be equal to or less than these drives.
Tks for your help - I appreciate it. - jb