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It is just... better. Also, if you are going to use a NAS (which freeNAS is so much more than NAS software) why not use some kind of disk redundancy? Plus, storage spaces is... god I got horror stories.

Really The win 8 Storage spaces was recomended to me by a It Pro that is a good friend of mine he said its good easy way to make a NAS... and reliable ??

I was going to use the disk redundancy in storage spaces... have the data wrote on 2 drive and maybe 3 for really inportant data.

I am just trying to gather all the info I can so that I can do this the right, easiest and most dependable way....
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Is it possible to do an exact exact copy of a hard drive onto an SSD ? Like... im talking about all the drivers... all the file paths and what not..... like backing up the WHOLE thing of a hard drive onto an SSD (including operating system and drivers and what not ?) . AFAIK backup windows only saves your programs and operating system but you may still need to reinstall drivers ?

Basically i am using a really old out dated trackball mouse that i specifically LOVE. I have used it for 10 years and i will not use any other mouse. It is a Kensington Expert Trackball mouse.... but its not designed to work in Win 7 64 bit (32 bit works because it allows unsigned drivers.... but 64 bit doesnt work).... but for SOME REASON SOME HOW it works on my current hard drive (320 GB Western Digital HD).

I tried multiple times, and i guess lots of people are not able to get any technical support for Win7 64 bit with the mous because the only drivers for it are "unsigned".

So is there a way to make like an exact copy/like an exact "image" of my hard drive onto an SSD ? I wanted an SSD for faster boot times but i cant do a reformat because if ill try to reinstall the driver software (Kensington Trackball Works) it wont install in 64 bit....

I honestly dont know how i got it to work in Win 7 64 bit but it works and im really scared on touching anything because on all the other hard drives i try.... the driver software just wont open.

Can anyone help ?
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

It is just... better. Also, if you are going to use a NAS (which freeNAS is so much more than NAS software) why not use some kind of disk redundancy? Plus, storage spaces is... god I got horror stories.

Really The win 8 Storage spaces was recomended to me by a It Pro that is a good friend of mine he said its good easy way to make a NAS... and reliable ??

I was going to use the disk redundancy in storage spaces... have the data wrote on 2 drive and maybe 3 for really inportant data.

I am just trying to gather all the info I can so that I can do this the right, easiest and most dependable way....

The thing is that storage spaces (if you do redundancy) creates software RAID within... windows... and from my experience, it is not very reliable. Additionally it is rather limited in what it can do. I would say to get give it a shot (which I personally would avoid anyways).

Regardless, if I am using a NAS, FreeNAS is where it is at. Unix based, powerful, universal (works with everything from linux to OSX. Supports AFP, CIFS, and NFS).

Also, FreeNAS uses ZFS. ZFS is vastly better than NTFS or anything else windows could support as far file systems go.

ZFS + Snapshots = Boss as far as data integrity goes. Plus, ZFS has data checking on each disk, which is just more protection when used along with a RAID setup (RAID IS NOT A BACKUP!!!).
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Is it possible to do an exact exact copy of a hard drive onto an SSD ? Like... im talking about all the drivers... all the file paths and what not..... like backing up the WHOLE thing of a hard drive onto an SSD (including operating system and drivers and what not ?) . AFAIK backup windows only saves your programs and operating system but you may still need to reinstall drivers ?

Basically i am using a really old out dated trackball mouse that i specifically LOVE. I have used it for 10 years and i will not use any other mouse. It is a Kensington Expert Trackball mouse.... but its not designed to work in Win 7 64 bit (32 bit works because it allows unsigned drivers.... but 64 bit doesnt work).... but for SOME REASON SOME HOW it works on my current hard drive (320 GB Western Digital HD).

I tried multiple times, and i guess lots of people are not able to get any technical support for Win7 64 bit with the mous because the only drivers for it are "unsigned".

So is there a way to make like an exact copy/like an exact "image" of my hard drive onto an SSD ? I wanted an SSD for faster boot times but i cant do a reformat because if ill try to reinstall the driver software (Kensington Trackball Works) it wont install in 64 bit....

I honestly dont know how i got it to work in Win 7 64 bit but it works and im really scared on touching anything because on all the other hard drives i try.... the driver software just wont open.

Can anyone help ?

Start a new thread. This is not the place and I will not allow you to hijack a this thread.
 
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Start a new thread. This is not the place and I will not allow you to hijack a this thread.

Woah sorry, i was just expecting a simple answer like "yes you can do it". I wasnt expecting to hijack any thread......i figured there were a lot of smart people here who knew about hard drives and maybe they could help.

Guess not.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Start a new thread. This is not the place and I will not allow you to hijack a this thread.

Woah sorry, i was just expecting a simple answer like "yes you can do it". I wasnt expecting to hijack any thread......i figured there were a lot of smart people here who knew about hard drives and maybe they could help.

Guess not.

If you start a new thread, you can get better attention. Sorry, my comment was rude earlier... it is 2 in the morning here and I have been awake for over 18 hours.

Start a new thread so that this thread doesn't get derailed (thought it is already has).

Also, short simple answer to your question is yes, there is a way.
 
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