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So I just bought an SSD and will be using it instead of my Samsung F3 drive. Is it possible to restore the backup image of this drive to the SSD without incurring any performance loss? I have a norton ghost backup image. Everything else in the system will stay the same will only be replacing the hard drive.
post #2 of 7
ghost will take a exact copy of the image, so everything should be the same. Performance wise you don't have to change anything. Take it from someone who has setup multiple ghostcast systems and images on a slow day 12 machines.
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there's also a "system reserved" partition in the image im sure so will the SSD adjust to that automatically when i do a restore? I only asked because I've read somewhere long time ago when the SSD's were first released that restoring a backup image from your SATA hard drive will result in performance loss.
post #4 of 7
I dont know where I go wrong, but everytime I have ever used a cloned image it always ends up bad. I used to use xxclone a few years ago & recently tried again with Acronis from an SSD to a new SSD & the image was bad & consequently got crap drive speed's.
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If you're using Norton Ghost, you should have 0 issues as long as the image you have is good.

I use ghost on a daily basis at work and I also use Norton Ghost @ home for my nightly backups.

If you have a boot disk with your drivers and a working image you'll have 0 problems. thumb.gif
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I think it's kind of a crapshoot. It depends on whether your particular version of Ghost properly aligns things for the SSD. After cloning you'll have to apply common SSD tweaks and turn off Windows 7 defragmenting and stuff.

Installing fresh certainly has better odds of success.
     
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I think it's kind of a crapshoot. It depends on whether your particular version of Ghost properly aligns things for the SSD. After cloning you'll have to apply common SSD tweaks and turn off Windows 7 defragmenting and stuff.

Installing fresh certainly has better odds of success.

I haven't had any issues going from an HDD to an SSD before using ghost 15, and vice versa.
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