Can someone please explain what use Snap Restore is? I've tried this on my first computer, then when I upgraded tried it on my new computer with the same result. If I use a "normal" restore, it takes about 10 minutes and I'm up and running again. If I use "Snap Restore", it takes about 15 minutes (stalls for longer than usual on the loading WIN XP screen) BUT the HDD keeps running flat out for about the next 20 - 30 minutes making normal use of the computer near impossible. I thought the purpose of Snap Restore was to get you up with basic operations ASAP and then load remaining applications in the background in the order you need them. With both my computers, the HDD continues to work so hard everything runs so slow....almost to the point of timing out (and this is on an E6400 with 1Gb of RAM).