New member here - hello, everyone.
I've just ordered an SSD for one of the laptops, meaning I'll have a nice 7200 RPM hard drive sitting unused.
My main desktop is a wonderful mini-ITX system with a single M4 SSD. It is currently backed up, along with all the laptops, to an Asus Windows Home Server machine, so I'm fairly confident about my data integrity in case of failure. But realizing that one can never be too safe with the primary desktop, and as the little Antec case has room for a second 2.5 inch drive, it occurs to me that the now-superfluous hard drive could be installed into the desktop and used for periodic (daily?) imaging.
The SSD has the usual mysterious 100 MB recovery partition and a single C: partition for the Windows 7 x64 Ultimate machine.
There's a lot of talk about moving from hard drive to SSD, but going the opposite direction just isn't discussed. Guess this is an odd situation.
So: would I have any alignment issues or other potential snags in imaging my SSD to a hard drive? Would the usual ideally-free software solutions such as Macrium or EaseUs be appropriate for this task?
Advice or real-world experience appreciated.