Hi Pete! I think I understand most of the salient capabilities of RIR/FD-ISR and I'm clearly not trying to lower the relevance of the product... it is a very good snapshotting product. But like all products, it has its achilles heel. In the case of RIR, when you have a catastrophic failure of your protected volume, you must restore (hopefully) the latest configuration, either by using a 2nd relevant product (imaging application), or by FRESH installing an entire Windows system along with RIR so that you may re-install a previous RIR snapshot archive, should you have such a beast. Sure, it all works just fine, but not using RIR itself. The 2nd point was the fact that if I wanted to run a 55gB system partition, normally all I would need would be a 60-64gB SSD if I wanted the speed. With RIR, I probably would need, minimally, a 128gB SSD in order to house my system, a PRIMARY RIR snapshot of that system, and a SECONDARY snapshot of possibly a RECOVERY environment (minimal Windows + RIR) for an archived RIR snapshot. And even at that size, I really couldn't go anywhere as far as growth of the system itself, as well as required growth for the PRIMARY RIR snapshot as well. So, for me to really evaluate this type of system, I would need to focus on the cost of RIR, a secondary imaging system (for catastrophic protection) and the increased size of my SSD requirements for such a configuration. With FREE imagers out there, only RIR and the increased SSD cost would come into play.. but together they can be significant. Don't get me wrong here... I love this product, but it may not be ideal for my needs, that's why I ask these questions. Take your time with your response mentioned above (I know yer pretty busy)... I would love to understand what work(ed)s best for your needs.