DVD support is dreadful in Acronis TI 9 Workstation... several cheaper products will write directly to a blank DVD-R/+R without skipping a beat while Acronis requires a whole bunch of second party fluff to be installed. And even then I did a test restore after making a back up and it failed. Most people are not backing up on CD-R now (because of drive size) so I think Acronis needs to really focus on Direct DVD writing support.... I should also point out I am in IT sales and backup related solutions makes up about 40% of my sales volume.. Acronis was a strong seller for me but now that I have had the opportunity to test it myself I can't recommend it for anyone without hard disc or tape storage as most of my smaller clients are using DVD-R/+R for their local workstation backups. It's a sexy looking product but this DVD issue really needs to be simplified.