Based on my experience, TI9 takes longer than TI8 to run a backup and uses more space for the resulting archive. This is a step backward for the application. Who the hell is managing this product? The positioning should be... "it takes longer to backup, uses more space, we added a couple of inconsequential features and overally reliability is gone". TI8 - Backup of 55GB of data took 1 hour 15 mins on High Compression, resulting archive was 38GB. Before the backup, I ran PerfectDisk to clean up any defragged files, aggressive space consolidation. TI9 - Backup of 52GB of data (deleted some MP3s, same files otherwise) took 2 hours 10 mins on High Compression, resulting archive was 44GB. Before the backup, I ran PerfectDisk to clean up any defragged files, aggressive space consolidation, same report at end of defrag as with the TI8 job. So where's the benefit of this program over the previous version? Why should I upgrade? I should also mention that I selected the custom option for the backup job so it would verify the image... was rather disappointed that there was no confirmation dialog/popup that the image was successfully verified/was OK. Wouldn't it be nice if the app told me the image was OK since there are a host of threads out there regarding corrupt image files and TI8/TI9? Acronis Support, I hope you are writing down the "image verification confirmation dialog/popup at end of backup job" feature request and have an explanation why a NEW VERSION takes longer and cannot compress an image as well as a previous version. I'm using a Abit IC7 Max3 mobo with 2 WD Raptors in Raid 0, SATA. Backing up to a WD Caviar 250GB drive via Parallel Port. No new chipsets/hardware to contend with. XP Pro SP2 fully patched.