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Solved backup image questions


p5200

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#1
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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Mooly

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#2
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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p5200

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#3
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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topgundcp

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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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p5200

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#5
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! :thumb:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    custom build
    CPU
    intel i7 4790k
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z97-A
    Memory
    G.SKILL 1866mhz. 16GB. (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon R9 280
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408h HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 730 series and SamSung 840 Evo ssd 500 GB
    PSU
    Corsair HX 1050
    Case
    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Keyboard
    Logitech 520
    Mouse
    Logitech 310
    Internet Speed
    10 mbs
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    firefox
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    Kaspersky internet security