I want to state my disappointment with Acronis 11 TrueImage. On a NTFS HD with 250GB of data i had a damaged MFT, so my choice was to reformat the whole HD and do a filewise restore of all the data. (I deliberately chose NOT to restore an image since i wanted to make sure i write plain file-data back from my backup on my freshly formatted HD) I booted on the Acronis TI recovery CD and chose the option to copy the files back (not a partition, not an image!). I started the restore at default options, and i went to bed. 8 hours later i turn on my PC, expecting all my data ready to go. Acronis TI is about half-way done and tells me "9 hours left". This must be the biggest joke! Also...from the recovery CD (or using the bartpe plugin which i installed on a bartpe bootable XP install disk) there is NO option to mount the archived image as a volume. I can only use this option while on a running XP/Vista install (where i installed Acronis TI). This is how i finally finished this backup, not in nine hours, but in merely 30mins: I mounted the image as a device in Vist and then copied the data over in explorer. The problem here: It was a pure coincedence that the partial restore (which already took 8hrs!) already restored my acronis folder. So i could properly boot and mount the image from the working acronis ti. If you dont have a working system with Acronis TI installed and accessible you have to stick with the Acronis recovery CD....and the restore is extremely, extremely slow. (20hrs +/- for 250GB of data...). Btw. Vista 64 4GB of memory, Intel Core2 Quad and two internal Sata drives.