Acronis True Image.
You can create a full image of a drive or partition to another physical drive or a compressed image to another drive or partition. If you choose the latter, you don't need a separate partition on the target drive...just enough disk space for the image file(s). I actually keep several backup image files of my drive C and D on a separate drive.
I want to be able to back up an image of my entire system, which uses about 35 GB of my primary drive onto a secondary internal drive and an external USB drive, but I want to be able to use both of those destination drives for other purposes, such as storing data, and periodic incremental backups. According to tech support for BounceBack software, I can't put anything else on those destination drives, nor can I partition them and put the system backup on one partition and the other stuff on the other partition. Is there any other backup software that allows me to use the rest of the destination drives for other purposes?
I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 32 bit on a Dell XPS400 with a 2.80 GHZ Pentium D CPU. It has a 500 GB primary HD, a 360 GB secondary internal HD, and a 360 GB external USB drive.
Thanks in advance for your help.