I have a Pentium III 1.0Ghz system with 512M Ram running Windows 2000 Server creating an image of the entire partition to a network system running a 3.0GHZ HT 800mhz FSB with a 300Gig USB external HDD with a 16Meg cache. The partition is approx 100 meg. How long should this take to create image across the network? The Pentium III and the workstation both are on a 1.0 Gigabit ethernet network. Acronis for windows server 8.0 Acronis said it would take 9 hours to create this image and it truly did take 9 hours to create the first image! 9 hours! Can this possibly be correct ?