I have always been an acronis product fan. I do have some beefs with the tech support, but all in all it has been a great product. I have been using it for years. I have the latest release of TI for echo windows server. Works well, and is reliable. However, it is terribly slow. Yes, I know the BartPE is supposed to fix this, and it does help, but not much. In contrast, I can take the standard paragon boot CD (comparable to the Acronis boot CD), and literally make a 100GB image in 15 minutes. Acronis, not even close. Acronis is in the hours. This is going to the same USB drive locally connected, no encryption, and standard compression. After this support renewal is up, I think I am leaving, unless anyone has any tricks or patches or something. With BartPE, I downloaded and use all the latest drivers from HP for their Proliant servers, so I know the drivers are good. (plus the boot cd works well, just slow) anybody have a solution?