I installed MS Small business office 2007 w business contact management and latest service pack 2 and during the install it forces you to install microsoft SQL 2005 (express I think) and low and behold a new VSS writer as well. Now when I use FDISR for anything my read/write speed in kbps have doubled. I used to average about 5500/kbps on most copy/updates etc. Now I average around 9500-10000 kbps. If I boot over to a different snapshot and do a copy/update from that the speed of the copy/update goes back down to around 5500 kbps. Then when I boot back over to the snapshot with ms office 2007 with the new vss writer and do any kind of copy/update from that the speed goes back up to around 9500-10000 kbps again. I'm not complaining because the nice speed increase is good and there are no errors it produces however I'm wondering if FDISR is using the VSS writer from the SQL 2005 install instead and if this is a potential bad thing? I remember a thread around here talking about applications that install VSS writers like imaging applications and such that could pose a problem. I don't really have a choice NOT to install SQL 2005 as it's forced upon me when installing Business contact management so I just want to hear from others using microsoft office 2007 w sp2 and business contact management that they either are noticing the same thing or are having no problems with FDISR even though a new VSS writer gets installed. I'm using FDISR v 233 on xphome sp2 and fully patched. Anyone?