Originally Posted by DooRules
I would stay away from that site, lol.
IRST or IRSTE have caused zero issues and to say that Samsung recommends this is burnt imho. I also run the Magician 4.2.1
@Parsec... how ya like that Samsung cloning bud. Fast or what? For what I backup it's better than imaging in so many ways for me.
I never used the Samsung cloning software until yesterday, what a coincidence! It is fast and worked flawlessly, under five minutes from one SSD to another, Windows 8 Pro 64bit installation of ~27GB size. Worked fine with a UEFI/GPT installation too, although it looks like the various partitions are in a different order on the target drive... I should check that again.
You're right, what a great tool to have, just have a fresh Windows installation with drivers and basic programs on a backup drive, and whenever you want to reinstall your OS, done in five minutes with the cloning software.
Frankly, I've used the Intel provided Acronis cloning software, which IMO works as well as the Samsung cloning software does.
That website/forum is about a flight simulator software, so not a pure hardware geek site. I still wonder where they got that idea, did someone have a problem and a first level support person for Samsung told them not to use IRST just to get them off the phone?
One of my top five rules for PCs is, If any hardware or software does not work right on one (my) PC, that does not automatically mean that hardware or software will fail on all PCs.