Quote: Originally Posted by JDH1
I understand the reasons for testing (after many years of engineering, this is sort of preaching to the choir <g>). But some tests are less convenient than others, and some are less valid too. But see the recent message from mjf -- turns out he has done all the tests relative to my situation, both backup and restores. I am sure glad he jumped in with his post! Now it's a matter of pursuing the problem with the Macrium recovery disk.
You will still never truly know until you do it yourself. There may be some quirk about your system that is different.
Since you are building your own system you are going to get grease under your fingernails so buy a spare $50 spinning drive and put all your imaging options under test. If you cannot recover your image to a blank HDD don't use that particular imaging software.
I suggest you try the new free Easeus imaging product as well.