Success - from corrupt images to no more corrupt images! TI 8.0 directly to USB external DVD always produces corrupt images when I check image after the backup. TI directly to hard drive and then from hard drive to DVD via NERO and then check image has produced a perfect backup everytime. So NERO can write LARGE FILES to my external DVD perfectly and TI cannot. Why? The file size cannot be changed from automatic for external/removeable drives but I can change the COMPRESSION level! I thought I would try this. I changed the compression from Normal to NO COMPRESSION - ZERO! The result on two different computers was a perfect backup when the check image was done. This was doing a TI image directly to my external USB DVD and then doing a check image on the DVD's burned. There was no intermediate step. On one of the computers I then did an immediate restore with the DIRECTLY burned DVD's and the restore was PERFECT! I hope this works for some of you. It takes more DVD’s when you use NO COMPRESSION but it is so much nicer to just burn directly without having to image to the hard drive first and then use NERO to copy to the DVD’s(which always worked). I would never trust an image unless I did a check image first!