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Windows 7: macrium reflect not compatible with 4k drives?

20 Nov 2015   #11
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I forgot to mention, in the Macrium GUI menu click on
Other Tasks > Edit Defaults > Advanced tab > VSS options

There are some settings there you could play with and see if they help, such as "Exclude all VSS writers..."

Personally i would not trust a backup created without VSS writers until i successfully restored it.
For testing like that, i backup and restore a small partition that is not important.

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21 Nov 2015   #12
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Exculde vss writers

Hi Davide,
I saw your message about the reflect option "exclusion of vss writers" in my email box,not on the sevenforum site.
I have tried that option but i got the same Vss error as behoren from which the knowledge base says the cause is probably non-standaard sector size.
I think i am going to format to 512emulation.I've asked the needed software to western digital
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21 Nov 2015   #13
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Hi louis14,

Let me know what you find out about this.
I'm very interested in knowing, i'm looking at buying some new HD's/SSD's right now.

This 4K sector size issue is new to me, and i'd like to know what specs to look for when buying a new HD/SSD.

FOR ME, there is little value in buying a larger HD if it won't work with Macrium (or other) backup imaging programs.
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22 Nov 2015   #14
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Attention:i believe only western digital can format 4k nativ drive to 512e (4096bytes physical sector,512 bytes logical sector) because it needs a special firmware
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22 Nov 2015   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Thanks louis14,

fyi, my 3TB HD with 512 sector size is a Seagate.
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23 Nov 2015   #16
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

FYI. I successfully image with MR from a 512b sector drive to a WD Elements 4GB 4k sector drive and have this morning successfully restored one of those images.
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23 Nov 2015   #17
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

hi kado897,
which os do you use to backup this image?
BTW I don't know the difference between 512e and 512b
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23 Nov 2015   #18
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

512b - 512 bytes
512e - 512 bytes emulated.

I use Macrium Reflect.

I think it is OK in the direction I use (c: drive is 512 backup drive 4096) but not the reverse.
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23 Nov 2015   #19
louis14

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've made a Back-up to an image file with reflect from a a c: 512e drive to a 4k drive drive on a Windows 8.1 computer and that succeededs but i have a Vss error in the same situation on a Windows 7 sp1 computer.
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23 Nov 2015   #20
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

According to Macrium that should work. Perhaps you have a different problem. VSS is not an area I'm comfortable with.
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