What wd I like to do? When I opened this thread, I wanted to simply restore my 8gb imaged 1tb drv onto my new vertex2 ssd 80 gb since I did not want to use a one yr old 80gb image (that was on top of a phys 80 gb drive).
But I encountered an error doing this - thus my post.
During problem rez, theog suggested
to use the one yr old image - that is, I would NOT be able to use an image that was from a 1tb drive (to be clear, and reiterating, there was not 1 tb of data on it; rather , there was 80 gb of data on top of a phys 1tb drv).
Despite me not wanting to do this , I tried this just to see how it wd work; and yes, karls, it did work nicely - except for the fact that the german tool says 'I am out of alignment'. In fact, I am typng on this out on an out-of-aligned drive now.
This begs the question in this thread - what are the (adverse) consequences of an out of align boot drive from a Windows 7 back/restore?)
-will it still 'work'? well, it seems to work now
-will it work, but it will not work as efficiently as when it is in alignment? How bad will this inefficiency express itself?
-will it lead to the ssd's early demise?
-will it cause apps to suddenly die?
Only one time so far in my testing out my new ssd based sys did an app suddenly die. But I am not sure if it was due to an out of aligned boot drv or if the app were not installed correctly. I think it is the latter, since this app is sensitive to install (thus the desire to use a later backup). Performance observation/question
One of the things I did in trying to bring my pc up to date from a yr of updates was to run the Windows 7 perf test. I went from an overall 5.9 to 7.1 Windows 7 perf rating/experience, a 20 pct increase. curiously, the low score in the lot was SSD (writes, I think).
I am pretty happy for a 20 pct increase in perf, but the passmark of this vertex2 ssd was 1500 and my prev boot drive, a barracuda, was a 679, which by itself , of course, is roughly a 100 pct increase in performance. Darn it, I forgot what the HDD portion of the composite 5.9 was , but I am pretty sure it was not 50 pct of the number when the ssd was the boot drv. since all other elements of teh system are the same , one can safely conclude that all of this 20 pct gain was due to the ssd; therefore , I'd expect an even higher improvment in overall perf - maybe not 100 pct, but maybe 50 pct?
what say you all , you experts in upgrading to an ssd (using the backup restore method)?
Since I just put this ssd online, I bet there are further tweaks to it such as firmware update, eg, which I alluded to above. But this might be another thread, tho it is in the context of doing a Windows 7 restore fr a Windows 7 backup.
but back to the last question, what do I want to do now?
First, I want to make sure this system based on a Windows 7 restore of a Windows 7 backup is working fine. How can I ascertain this?