I just started beta-testing this new release on a Vista Home Premium SP2 Lenovo Laptop.
First impression is : wow !
Then, as I started using some features, I have noticed a few minor issues so far.
Here are the good points :
1/ No-problem installation
2/ Not a single issue so far
3/ Imaging speed onto an external HDD (Samsung 500GB) is fair (just done the full backup yet).
4/ The Win PE pre-boot environment very well done with a lot of flexibility
The not so good points (=bad points !)
1/ Reboot is necessary after installation
2/ Another Reboot when the snapshot feature is installed
3/ Overall HDD performance seems slightly degraded when snapshot is installed (longer time to boot & open a session for instance)
4/ Some messages, like when restoring a snapshot, are really ill-formulated, very unclear.
5/ I wanted to check an image, 40GB big, after I started checking the image, I got a message just 5 sec later saying it was done, but my external HDD LED was still blinking and impossible to mount the newly-image, I had an error message saying another operation was in progress, probably the check being done in background. The user should be able to stop it !
6/ I got not warning saying which partitions were protected when snapshot was active : was it the system disk only, the other partitions also ? I found out it seems to be only the system disk, but the user has to be notified !
That's most of it for now.