I have a laptop computer in which I would like to backup the hard drive to an external usb drive. In my desktop, I use Partition Magic to unallocate the backup hard drive and then Drive Image to clone the hard drive. If I crash, I can clone it back to a new hard drive and be back where I started.
Can I unallocate a usb external drive and do the same thing? Is there a better way to make a full backup and then restore?