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Just wondering if I can use something like Acronis with an SSD.

Creating the image shouldn't be a problem but I'm concerned with restoring the image. Data on an SSD needs to be erased in a specific manner and so I was wondering if Acronis would erase the data safely or not when deletibg files.

Any information would be much appreciated.
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Yes, imaging software like Acronis works fine with SSD's because it records exact locations of every bit if information and moves it to the same location.
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Hmm I would sweap clean the SSD with the proper sofware before restoring a disk image.

I saved the image of my SSD on my secondary drive and I will format nicely the SSD before restoring the image
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Just wondering if I can use something like Acronis with an SSD.

Creating the image shouldn't be a problem but I'm concerned with restoring the image. Data on an SSD needs to be erased in a specific manner and so I was wondering if Acronis would erase the data safely or not when deletibg files.

Any information would be much appreciated.
Creating and restoring the image works fine, if your looking to reset the drive though I think you'll still need to perform a secure\\sanitary erase inbetween. I'm not sure if any of the imaging programs have that ability - especially if your using a bootable version outside windows.
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I use clonezilla to restore SSD's all the time. No issues.
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