I am planning to download the trial of this as it seems to get mentioned so much, but I have a few questions about its benefit over and above Acronis (or a similar image product). A bit about my use of Acronis TI: I currently have a multiboot/multi-partition Win XP Pro set-up, one partition is my main ‘everyday use OS’ with email, MS office apps, and security software etc. The next partition is a very lean XP build with no security apps running, which is used for digital video and photo editing and gaming (not online) and I have a third boot partition that I use for my app testing. The first two partitions hardly change but the test partition changes a lot. I use Acronis True Image and have various images of each partition, generally a totally vanilla fresh build before any apps are installed, an image with my core apps appropriate to that partition, e.g. MS Office, Adobe Premiere, Games etc. and then a third with a layer of security apps and any other utilities. From the third image onwards for all of my partitions but mostly my test partition, I just create smaller incremental Acronis images before I install any new software. Every so often, if I’m happy with all the added apps, I will then create a full image that incorporates all these incrementals. I can then delete the incrementals freeing up some diskspace and the cycle begins again. All my images are stored on the second hard drive and core images backed up to DVD and external USB drive. For system recovery I use the Acronis boot CD and just select which ever image I want from the second hard drive or external USB, etc. My questions: 1. What can FirstDefense-ISR do for my set up that TI can’t, or isn’t already doing, for me? 2. I’ve read that many use it alongside something like TI or Ghost – to me they seem so similar so why would you use both? 3. Are the snapshots similar in size to TI or are they much smaller? 4. Creation speed, on my system TI will create a complete image of a 7GB partition at high compression in 6-9 minutes and restore in about 5 or 6 mins – how does FDISR compare? 5. In a multi-partition/multi-boot set up like mine I assume I would need to install it on each of the partitions and treat each one independently? I currently have no knowledge of this program and I am asking from an inquisitive point of view to enhance my PC use, I’m not in anyway questioning the usefulness of FDISR. I’m sure when I do trial it I may end up answering most of my own questions but it would be useful to know more beforehand. Thanks.