First of all, Hello to all the Acronis users out there! This is my first post here. Here's my experience with backing up to my internal DVD Drive. I had no problems writing a backup to my secondary, internal HDD. That took all of 6m14s to complete. Impressive! Especially for an 8Gb backup file. I had no problems writing a back up to my Lacie Bigger Disk Extreme 1Tb FW800 drive. Total time, 6m 48s. Again, impressive! Then, I went to make a DVD back up. Oh the horror!! I tired everything under the sun. Updated every driver that could possibly impact my system when DVD writing. After each attempt to back up to DVD, My Computer re-tagged my DVD drive as a CD-Rom. I would have to reboot to get it back to DVD-RW. I couldn't use Nero to burn a Music DVD while it was like that, but after rebooting, and thinking my DVD drive was borked, I did use Nero and was successful when writing my Music DVD. So I scanned the Internet for hours, looked through these forums for hours, read all about the different DVD writing problems. Then I said to heck with it and went to bed. This morning, with a clear head, I decided to try something different. I fired up TrueImage and went through all of the steps to create a full backup to DVD. Now here's what I did different from the times before. I didn't put a DVD in the drive. As soon as I clicked on Proceed, I got a 30 second pause. Then, an information box popped up asking for me to put a DVD in the drive and the drive door opened. So I placed a DVD in the drive, closed the door and Bam! It's backing up as I type this message! It has just asked for the 2nd DVD and told me to mark the first as Volume 1. So that's my story. I'll post back here if, for some reason, the back ups don't work.