I just installed TI 10 Home. My first impression: it seems alot like the freeware versio Maxtor MaxBlast 5, however, I'm very certain there are many, many more features MaxBlast doesn't have. I used it to perform a simple backup the other night and it worked flawless as I had hoped. Anyway, getting to my question..... I plan on reinstalling my system and applications on my hard drive and then make a "copy" of it so from time to time I can either clone the copy or use the copy if it is a backup, to restore my C: drive. I tend to like to operate from a clean copy of C: system and apps about every 3-6 months. My computer seems to operate much more efficiently and faster. What do you think is the way to go: clone or backup/restore? Thanks again for your advice!