If only I had perused this forum before purchasing ATI 9, perhaps I would have gone a different direction. The product is esthically pleasing to the eye and appears to clone and create image files without problem. At least the image file check process indicates that the files are not corrupt. Now, on to the restore process. I have worked on computer hardware since 1969 and have never seen anything as inconsistent as the restore process! At least on the hardware that I am using, the restore process will normally hang. It has varied anywhere from 1.5 minutes to nearly 30 minutes. I have positioned the hdd with the Secure Zone so that I can see the activity led that is on the drive logic board. Once the indicator ceases to show steady activity, it will be pulsed every 30 seconds. At that point the process is hung. When the restore process starts, if the 'remaining time' jumps to approximately 50 minutes, it's almost guaranteed that the process will hang. Yesterday, the one time that was successful out of many attempts, the time started at 19 minutes and was finished with 15 minutes to raid0 setup. All attempts are with the same image file and on the same hardware. Which is: Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard with AMD64 X2 4.2 gigahertz Two Hitachi 80 GB SATA drives running on the VIA chip... have used individual drives, raid0 and raid1 numerous times Maxtor 80 GB IDE drive used to store image file Has anyone experienced this sort of operation...or lack of? Any guidance will be greatly appreciated.