Im new to disc imaging. I have been looking for a disc imaging tool for about 2 years. Read a lot about Acronis TI, Norton and others but did not buy any of them. Did not try them. From what I read none of them seemed reliable. This thread helped me alot: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=139716&highlight=nervous nellie Read the first pages. This is why I decided to try BING. I use BING to create images of my OS-partition. I have created and restored several images successfully. Never let me down. I store images on second internal hdd and also on external hdd. BING is also a complete partition tool. I thought I would not get use of it, but I soon realised that a partition tool is great when you work with disc imaging and specially if you have more than one hdd. BING is also a multi-boot manager. But I have no use for it now. Maybe in the future. You can get info at the Terabyte homepage: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/index.html I believe IFW works similar to ATI and is more reliable than ATI. But I would not use IFW. I would feel safer with IFD or BING. As for disc imaging I believe IFD and BING work the same way. But there are some difference. BING can be installed in a 8 MB small parition at the end of your HDD, so you dont have to use the CD. I have it installed because I find it easier than using the CD. With IFD you have to use CD. Another difference: when you restore an image with BING you must restore to a same size partition, or larger. But this is not a problem for me as I can use BING to resize a partition. See post nr 10 in this thread: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=169679 Some say BING and IFD is not userfriendly. Maybe ATI is more userfriendly, but I want something that works and is reliable. I see myself as a novice or close to, and BING is the first and only disc imaging tool I have used. It really was not that hard. I got info at Terabytes homepage, read the manual and watched the tutorial videos. You can also store images on CD/DVD, but I have not tried. Only one more thing to say: I consider BING as my best buy so far.