I have been using TI9 for several years; I use it in a straightforward way and have never had any problems. I have a new computer and need to upgrade to TI 11 because 9 doen't recognize my hard drives. I am a little spooked by the accumulation of horor stories on this Board about TI 11. Any opionions as to more stable alternatives? I've been reading about Shadow Protect - it is more expensive, but well worth it if I can avoid all the problems I'm reading about on this Board. It's a little scary when knowledgable writers on this Board suggest that a user should create the recovery disk and use it exclsuively without having TI 11 running on the computer Thoughts? P.S. All I want to do is a full manual backup to an external USB drive - no interest in all the additional features advertised for TI 11.