I had Windows 7 on a standard HD, backups and restores just worked fine
using NortonGhost 15 for years.
Now I added a Samsung SSD 830 128GB.
Windows 7 installed on primary active C: and there is a 2nd logical Partition D:,
skipping the 100MB-Partition.
Everything works great.
I have made several backups using that NortonGhost 15.
However, I am kind of reluctant doing a restore test.
Will it work just the same as on HDs, restoring MBR and all that?
Normally, a partition is deleted before restore.
Is that the same on a SSD and would it effect lifetime?
Normally, I run a defrag on HD before any backup.
SSDs shouldn't be defragmented.
Do I expect any problems doing a restore?
I always use a Boot-CD and backups are stored on a real HD.
The previous Windows 7 installed on HD run in IDE-mode.
The new installation on SSD runs AHCI-mode.