Windows System Image Backup

I would like to create and store Windows 7 and 10 system images on a moderate sized external USB drive (4TB) that is connected to one centralized system over a small workgroup network.  This is a very small office and there are not enough machines to warrant buying a NAS for image backups.  Can this be done and is it feasible?
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With Windows backup I don't think that would work, as Windows backup needs old type 512 sector disks, while new disks, particularly if they are over 2TB in size, will be 4k sector disks (The issue would only be with Windows 7, Windows 8.x and 10 doesn't have that problem).

If you use a 3rd party backup software, then it should work. For example Paragon backup and recovery:
CCSWilkAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rindi - I'm not sure I follow exactly - I'm able to do the system image backup on the system that is physically connected to the USB drive without issue using the Windows 7 Backup and Restore utility-  My question is if there is a way to access the external drive from another system on the network (by mapping it, etc...) and then use this drive to store images from other systems across the network.   Any thoughts?
Thank you
Mapping is no problem. Windows Backup works to mapped shares.
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Create a share on this drive and you will be able to access it as storage from other pcs as well.
If you want to have more simple and clear backup process plus storing - then think about third party backup tool which is much more easier and effective than Windows Backup.

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