My objective is to have a current backup of my entire system (at all times) so when something happens, which is inevitable with computers and software, I can simply restore from the backup/image/swapped drive. I have an external 80 gig USB HDD that I can use, but it may be better to implement RAID. This is where all of your suggestions will come in. Backup Exec? Drive Image Pro? Ghost? I was using XP Pro's backup utility previously and it sort of sucks. I actually had to use it recently to restore my system and had a heck of a time finding everything as there were a ton of duplicate folders. Backup experts, here's your chance to show your experience and knowledge! Thanks in advance for your input.