During analysis of True Image 8 (using the trial version) I discovered a strange and (I believe) dangereous thing when testing the recovery CD. My system has a Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro 2 (rev 1). I have used the onboard Silicon Image Si3112 SATA RAID controller to mirror two SATA drives. Within Windows XP SP2 I made 3 partitions on the RAID 1 volume. I loaded True Image 8 and made a test backup of the C: partition. However, when I boot the recovery CD, True Image does not show me a single raid volume - it shows the two individual drives of the mirror, with the 3 partitions on each of them. In other words, instead of one volume with 3 partions, I see two volumes with a total of 6 partitions! Has anyone else observed this? I cannot believe it is safe or healthy to restore a partion to a single drive that is hardware mirrored via the main board. In fact, it's a mystery how it sees the two drives as separate volumes in the first place. I don't want to buy this software if I cannot use the recovery CD method and I cannot see trying to recover partitions this way if the Linux based recovery CD cannot properly handle Silicon Image SATA mirror sets. Also, I would also like to confirm the rash of posts about sloppy uninstalls - uninstalling this stuff takes it out of obvious sight - but not out of the system. Leaves the snapshot stuff tied to the hard drives, leaves the service entries, etc., etc. So, even if you just demo the software, your stuck with pieces of True Image whether you like it or not. Very, very, amateur stuff in regards to software removal... Thanks for any thoughts/feedback about the RAID problem.