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    backup image questions


    I used macrium reflect free version, to backup my present image to an external usb hard drive. The present drive is a Samsung 500GB. drive with about 27-28 GB. used on it will it be alright to install my backup image on my new, Intel 240GB SSD. drive when it arrives today? or will I suffer any performance loss due to the new drive being smaller? I have a retail version disc of Win 8.1 would I be better off using it to install a clean fresh install on the new SSD? Thanks for all opinions/advice!

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    There should be no performance hit due to the size factor, however, I believe when deploying an image to an SSD drive that it has to be 'aligned' for optimum performance.

    If you do a web search for SSD alignment you will get lots of info. Also try searching for 'Macrium SSD alignment'
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    My present drive that I backed up is also, a SSD so would I still have to do the alignment? Thanks!
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    Since you restore from a backup image to the new SSD, Macrium will read the image and write back to the new SSD and align it accordingly. There should not be any aligment problem.

    And No, there should not be a performance loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Since you restore from a backup image to the new SSD, Macrium will read the image and write back to the new SSD and align it accordingly. There should not be any aligment problem.

    And No, there should not be a performance loss.
    Thanks very much!
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