I am running Paragon Backup 9.0 Build 7267 (13.12.0 Personal Edition with Windows 7. This is the first time I have tried this program, I usually use Norton Ghost. I backed up a hard drive last night which has approximately 60gb of data. It took 8 hours to do the backup which resulted in a backup file of 35gb. When I did the backup, it instructed me that to finish, it must reboot the computer. The reboot process resulted in a blinking cursor which sat there for six hours. At the six hour mark or thereabouts, the computer finished the reboot process. Just before Windows 7 opened, the program began the backup process which took another 2 hours. I happen to like the program; but why would it take so long to backup?