I read in a reputable computer magazine that one should be careful with Acronis (and disk imaging products) if you defrag your hard drive. While I am a newbie, the gist I got was that the image changes with defragging so that disk imaging may be a problematic way to backup your hard drive. Does this make sense? p.s. I am contemplating buying Acronis from everything I have read. But, based on this forum, I am waiting for the newest version of Acronis before I purchase it. Thanks for any advice.