Quote: Originally Posted by Brink
Hello Bjoern, and welcome to Seven Forums.
Yes, it'll back up and restore on the SSD the same as a HDD. Minus defragging the SSD of course.
I have recently added a Samsung SSD 840 PRO 512GB to my system replacing one of three WDC WD6000HLHX ATA 600 GB Devices. I used it to replace the primary secondary drive (disk 1 in windows). I had no problem cloning it from the original boot disk using Casper 7.
There is an impressive gain in performance now seen by Windows 7 index as 7.9 compared with 5.4 with HDD. The drive works very well.
Unfortunately there is a problem that backup, and system restore fail because Volume Shadow Copy will not open. I can clone with Caspar 7 if I set it to proceed without VSS but this is risky because the system info.DAT file is not copied because in use.
I also found the last Windows update would not complete on the SSD.
There is no lack of memory 24gb installed 20Gb available before starting backup and the same result with or without a page file and with or without AV enabled (Kaspersky 2013). It would seem that the write speed of the SSD is too slow for VSS to function.
I can work around this problem by booting from the primary HDD making sure that it all up to date, using Casper's smart clone to update the SSD and then rebooting to the latter.
From web searches I get the impression that Intel SSD's have the same problem.