For years I have been using Ghoost 2003 (The version before all this hot backup nonsense). I'd boot from the floppy. Select backup disk to image. Go away for an hour to an hour and a half max and reboot my system and viola I am done with a reliable backup that I am sure has not been corrupted by some background task popping up in the middle of my backup. With this NEW IMPROVED hot backup CAAAAAAAH-RAP! I start the backup at 1am go to bed get up at 7am and the backup is still an hour away from finishing!!! And it's backing up to a local drive! How long would a backup over the net take? A month? I can re-install my entire system including all 65gb of applications in less time then these True Image backups take? I am sure it's the "hot backup" crap that makes this thing so damn slow. All it takes is for your disk defrag(diskkeeper pro 10) to start up or your anti-virus scanner to start and you backup go from 8 hours to 35 hours! Why do have to wait 8 hour for a backup with new technology when my 5 year old Ghost backup software can back my system up in 90 minutes? What was wrong with shutting down and backing up from an idle disk? I see no advantage to this hot backup crap! The machine runs piss slow even when the backup priority is set to low. So slow in fact as to be almost unsuable except for the most bacic of tasks - like reading a static web page. I'd rather go away for 90 minutes and know I have a stable recovery backup then try to work on a wonky slow machine for 6 hours and then wonder if my backup is usable. What does this NEW technology offer that makes it worth waiting 6 hours to do what my 5 year old ghost program can still do in 90 minutes!