sdowney717 said:
I made a cloned backup of the drive with minitool partition wizard, they call it a copy, so I dont have a snapshot, I have a drive with an OS, just plug it in and it works, nothing to restore.

Why do people use a system image, if you can just make a clone?
It's more convenient to move around and handle, and system images are usually compressed so they'll take up less space.