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Hey guys here is my setup and problem.

C: Corsair P128 SSD that needs to be backed up so I can Secure Erase and update its firmware. Runs Win7x64 Pro.
D: 640GB HDD that hold games, pics, movies, data etc. No OS.
X: external HDD that will be used to hold the backed up C drive.

I have created a repair disk.

However, when I go to image the drive using (Win7) Backup and Restore it wants to create a system image, INCLUDING my data drive. I don't want that! I just want to image the C: drive so I can just restore it after updating. How can I do this??!!?

For some reason my E: drive is listed as a system drive that must be backed up for the image to work correctly. Is this a configuration error?
 
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I would try doing a plain old back up instead of an image. Granted it will take more space, but it may let you choose that individual drive.

Worst case you can physically disconnect that E drive, and if windows will still boot then make image/run backup. Though I doubt that would work.

EDIT: BTW nice suby
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If you by chance have another HDD laying around that could fit all the data from the SSD I would use Casper to copy the drive and once you update the SSD firmware boot off of the HDD and copy it back to the SSD.
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Originally Posted by Techprimus View Post
I would try doing a plain old back up instead of an image. Granted it will take more space, but it may let you choose that individual drive.

Worst case you can physically disconnect that E drive, and if windows will still boot then make image/run backup. Though I doubt that would work.

EDIT: BTW nice suby
How do I do a 'plain old backup'? I would rather not disconnect the drives separately, but i suppose that could work. Hopefully other suggestions could have a workaround.

Thanks. The subaru is a track car

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If you by chance have another HDD laying around that could fit all the data from the SSD I would use Casper to copy the drive and once you update the SSD firmware boot off of the HDD and copy it back to the SSD.
Does Casper have a free version? I'm checking google now...
 
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Does Casper have a free version? I'm checking google now...
I've found the trial and am going to DL it to see if it will fit with what I am trying to do.
 
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post #6 of 16
I use clonezilla to make an image it is free and works really well. You boot from the cd and go througha minimal menu. Works with any OS.
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post #7 of 16
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ok ill take a look at that too.

Thanks for the suggestions. I was hoping to find something that would be just as simple as using the windows image/restore because you can just use the system repair disk to rewrite the image (i think, i've never done it...)
 
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post #8 of 16
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ok ive used clone killa to create a clone of my SSD to an extra HDD.

I have a question about secure erasing it. Do I secure erase before or after I update the firmware?? Do I even need to secure erase to restore my performance if I upgrade the firmware? What secure erase software should i use?
 
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I secure erased then did the firmware update. You do not have to secure erase when doing the update. If you still want to, I use parted magic it has a nice graphic utility among other great tools.
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post #10 of 16
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ok ive got parted magic. Let me make sure I've got the order all set up:

1. Use Samsung/Corsair program to flash new firmware.
2. Use parted magic to secure erase. (optional)
3. ?? recreate format/partition SSD???
4. restore SSD image by using CloneZilla disk and cloned drive.
5. done
6. profit?
 
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