bassfisher6522 Sysnative Staff Staff member Joined Jul 22, 2012 Posts 308 Mar 6, 2014 #1 I'm fairly new to the system image backups and how to use them. I also have some questions. The biggest two are; when you use an image to restore the system, isn't this just like using the windows restore point system that's built in? Does the system image format the HDD/SSD? Why are the system images so large. I've have Aomei and Acronis: Aomei's image is around 100 gigs and Acronis's image is around 60 gigs....so why such a big difference between the two? Both are complete system images that were taken.