Hi Everyone. I have been using the Paragon B & R Suite 10 for two years, and it has "saved my tail" three times during that time, mostly connected with my being a new adopter of Windows 7 (an operating system which I truly like) - and/or replacing a hard disk. However, I am writing to say that I had a bad scare when I had to replace a failing C:\ drive (I also have F:\ and G:\ hard drives) today. I normally do a full system backup once a week, and the backup is for all three HDD's. The backup archives are stored on a 320 GB Maxtor One Touch USB External Hard Drive. I only connect that drive to a USB port 90 minutes or so a week, when the system backup is working - otherwise, it sits there idle, just to avoid unnecessary drive wear. Over time, I have used both the System Backup and the Smart Backup features of the suite. For the sake of simplification, I like the System Backup approach better. In this case, my last two backups were done on Sept. 5 (System Backup) and Sept. 20 (Smart Backup). I missed one in between due to our being out of town. Today, I tried to put the C:\ image onto a new, "bare metal," C:\ drive from the Smart Backup of Sept 20 - but halfway through, the Linux Boot Disk version told me an archive was corrupted and it stopped the disk restore. I NEVER had that happen before with this suite. In desperation, I went back to the Sept 5 image archives and used that - and apart from one minor archive issue, the new C:\ drive restoration worked perfectly. My questions: 1. Have others here had some troubles with corrupted archives? If so, is it likely to be a B & R 10 issue or is it possibly related to the USB External Drive? 2. For a full system backup weekly, do you think it is better to use the System Restore feature of the B & R Suite, or the Smart Backup approach? Why? 3. After each backup, do you routinely run the "archive verification" process just to check for any corruption? I have not normally been doing that. That probably was a mistake on my part! Thanks for any help here!