I am in the process of evaluating trial drive backup software (Acronis & Paragon - Primarily for backing up my Operating System, but also for routine back up of my personal data)! Additionally, I have ordered a new PC, with Windows 7(64 bit), two Solid State Drives (SSD's - both 120 GB Corsair Force 3) and a 1TB conventional hard drive! The first SSD will be dedicated to my Operating System (OS), The second SSD, primarily, for backing up my operating system, using Acronis TIH! (I may also use this drive, for the Scratch drive for Photoshop) The conventional hard drive will be used for my personal data! I would be grateful for any advice regarding which software is best suited for backing up/recovery to/from SSD's, and: (1) Are there any pre-requirements for backing up an OS to a SSD? (2) Are there any pre-requirements for restoring an OS to the boot SSD(Such as secure erase) (3) Is there any need to check alignment before, or after backup/recovery (4) If there are any problems regarding alignment, what is the best method to correct! Does a restore of the OS to a SSD, effectively format/delete/create the drive, during restoration. Namely, if I restore after several months, will the restore clear up all of the junk that may have built up with time! Will it clear data from the SSD cells, and restore all cells to the state of when the backup was made!