ok..quick description of setup: XP Pro Sp2 Homemade 1.6ghz 512GB Desktop (direct connect to cable interent; wireless router attached for laptop) with seperate physical drives (no partitions): C: 40GB (os & programs) 50% full D: 40GB (important data) 50% full F: 230GB caddy type ide enclosure type, not usb external (where all backups will go) XP Home Dell 5100, 2.4ghz, 512MB Laptop connected via 54mb wireless (linksys speedbooster): C: 30 GB (os and personal stuff; may partition soon) 50% or so full. I installed ATI 10 Home to try. Looks nice...but understandbly first full backup would be slow? 4+ hours slow? Basically tried a full backup from the Laptop C: to the Desktop Backup F: Drive via 54mb wireless through Network Places. About 18MB of 30GB drive used on Laptop and Normal compression. So resulting .tib files I think were around 15 or so GB...can't remember exactly. (btw, I will also be backing up my Desktop to that F: drive after this intial test is gets any better). NTBackup that comes with XP Pro seems MUCH faster same connection... I like it...but I am attracted to FULL RESTORE if failure instead of reinstalling all apps again and all settings! uggh. Not fun. So I am guessing this is the nature of ATI Home 10? So I uninstalled it. But am considering giving it another try. I may do full backups with direct connection instead of wireless to see if better times. Also the verification seems to take forever...so quit that also. Incremental seems ok...but still slower than NTBackup. And here is the BIGGEST reason why I uninstalled ATI: My Desktop (where the Backup .tib files were being stored to wirelessly), basically STOPPED during backup; .tib file creations. Could only move mouse pointer during backup, but nothing else. After done, had to reboot Desktop! hmm? So desktop is useless during backups. Really can't have that. NTBackup does not perform this badly? So not sure what to think here. I am guessing the wireless speed is the weak link...but really would like to use this method, since I can schedule the two pcs to wake from standby and backup routinely instead of me having to connect them via cable every day. I also tried Worksation version, seems more complex and archaic right off the bat (not sure what programs to install? so isntalled what I thought and worked, but seems more options). Not sure I need this version? or WILL I? I may need it to backup (2) more pcs in another state. other dilema I am considering is this: NTBackup I usually backup both machines at one time. But I guess I would have to use ATI to do drive imaging at seperate times in order not conflict with each other fighting over the drive and connection speed? one last idea: does anybody make a WIRELESS backup drive that I can put in another part of the home in case somebody breaks in and steals our pcs? this way I can just plug the wireless drive somewhere remote to the pcs and backup automatically? I noticed NETGEAR has something like this...but it connects to the router...it doesn;t have a antenna and communicate on it's own...dependednt on a router NEXT to the pc. THANKS!!!!!!!