I was pleased to pick up a free copy of Paragon drive backup 9.0 Professional Edition from GaOTD a few weeks back and decided to use it instead of Drive Image to back up my new Vista Notebook to a 250gb Western Digital external Drive. It seemed quite a bit slower than Drive Image [took about 6 hours to back up], but I could live with that. Today got the BSOD and started the restore partition process. It has, so far, been running 2 hrs. and has restored .9086gb of data, with 118.2gb to go. At that rate it will have to run 24 hours per day for about 12 days to complete the restore!!!! It is reading at 0.2mb/s. and writing at 6.0mb/s. At this speed, I can use the restore partition, update Vista, reinstall and update all my software, move all my data back to the machine and still get about two weeks of work done all before Paragon would finish this restore. Good grief! Unless there is some really simple thing that I've missed [which is possible - cause it's unfathomable to me that any commercial software would be this awful], I'm headed back to Drive Image!