I have been using a registered legit copy of TI8 updated to build 937. Although I am very diligent at making backups, I have not had the occasion to actually need to do a restore. I have in fact cloned two hard drives, and it worked great, except on my Dell 8400 it took the original partitions, 2 hidden and the c drive and doubled the size of the hidden partitions for some reason. So the original 3 gig partition actually was cloned as 6 gigs. I thought that TI8 would have simply used the current size but in both cases it resized the partitions, leaving me with a bunch of dead space. Have there been enough improvements/changes to warrant spending almost as much I did for TI8 to move to TI9? I really don't need the scheduled incrementals as I just do a full backup once or twice a week and delete the older backups. It seems a number of people have made the jump to TI9, and when it first came out, I remember almost as many staying with TI8 due to new version issues. Just wanted to know where TI9 stands in everyone's mind and if they are of the opinion that TI9 has increased the safety/productivity of their backups. Thanks.