I just purchased Acronis True Image 8. When I use "Create Image" for backing up my master hard drive to the slave drive I get three seperate files labeled "mybackup1" "mybackup2" and "mybackup3" on my slave drive. After checking 'properties' for each file I found that number 1 contains 4gb's of data, number 2 has 4gb's and number 3 has 1.6gb's. If you total this up it is equal to the amount of data on my master drive. If I access any of the 3 back-up files It looks as though it contains all of the 9.6gb's of data on my master. Anyway, I was wondering why Acronis would split it into 3 backups instead of using just one. Is this normal? Also I am unable to access the internet while doing a hard drive backup with Acronis (Explorer freezes up). Is this normal? I tried changing the priority from 'normal' to 'low' on Acronis to see if this would use less cpu resources for a backup and enable me to use the internet. But the program would not change priorities.