This is the first time I have used a recovery program. So I truly do not know if 10 hrs is the norm for a disk partition recovery from archive. This is after I have reinstalled software, downloaded updates, etc. Should I not have done that? But, hey, we are only talking 14 GB. I am loading from an I/O Magic external drive (60 GB) to a Sony Vaio PCG-GRV550, via an USB 1.0 wire. Just would like to know if I am doing something wrong, if the hardware is the problem, or if it ALWAYS takes 8-10 hours to recover. Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks!!