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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

11 Apr 2011   #1281
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you take an image of a complete drive, it is called a clone. That is different to imaging which goes per partition. And most free imaging programs cannot do cloning. For that you usually need the commercial versions.


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11 Apr 2011   #1282
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you take an image of a complete drive, it is called a clone. That is different to imaging which goes per partition. And most free imaging programs cannot do cloning. For that you usually need the commercial versions.
I beg to differ with you on this. Most all imaging program can make a image of a complete drive and restore that image at any time, a hour/day/week/month/whatever time later, and preserve the structure of the drive as it was when the image was made. That is not cloning.
Cloning is a direct copy from one drive to another in REAL time, Now.
So if you want to call a image of a complete drive that is store for any length time a clone you can but it really isn't the same thing.

I don't know of any program that does cloning to store that clone for use at a later time/date.
And cloning is a bit by bit copy where as a image is compressed and then expanded on restoring that image.
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11 Apr 2011   #1283
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you take an image of a complete drive, it is called a clone. That is different to imaging which goes per partition. And most free imaging programs cannot do cloning. For that you usually need the commercial versions.
I beg to differ with you on this. Most all imaging program can make a image of a complete drive and restore that image at any time, a hour/day/week/month/whatever time later, and preserve the structure of the drive as it was when the image was made. That is not cloning.
Cloning is a direct copy from one drive to another in REAL time, Now.
So if you want to call a image of a complete drive that is store for any length time a clone you can but it really isn't the same thing.

I don't know of any program that does cloning to store that clone for use at a later time/date.
And cloning is a bit by bit copy where as a image is compressed and then expanded on restoring that image.
Well, since you know all this stuff, no need for ma to comment any further.
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11 Apr 2011   #1284
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry if somehow I pissed you off. I wasn't trying to.

No I don't know all this. I am learning as I go. Yes somethings I do know, others I learn and hopefully retain.

Thanks for all your help.
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11 Apr 2011   #1285
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Here's the test on my new intel X25-V...


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11 Apr 2011   #1286
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Great SSD, mine is now in my laptop, adds some serious zoom

Sequential Read seems alright, maybe even on the high side.

The access times should be in the 0.09....ms range.

Updated firmware?
ACHI or IDE?
Driver?
Intel Toolbox? Did you run the optimization?
Any tweaks?

You can get most of this info from the AS SSD benchmark, you don't have to run the benchmark, it is in the upper left corner when you open it.
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12 Apr 2011   #1287
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you take an image of a complete drive, it is called a clone. That is different to imaging which goes per partition. And most free imaging programs cannot do cloning. For that you usually need the commercial versions.
I beg to differ with you on this. Most all imaging program can make a image of a complete drive and restore that image at any time, a hour/day/week/month/whatever time later, and preserve the structure of the drive as it was when the image was made. That is not cloning.
That is correct Shootist but you first must individually select/tick the box of each partition to image the whole drive but also having the option of restoring fewer partitions than backed up. In which case you are imaging all partitions of the drive.

A true Clone to which whs is referring to backs up the entire selected drive without asking for partition selection then asks for a destination where the data is immediately transferred.

@ whs some free versions of Acronis will also clone the drive, My Western Digital version does both imaging and cloning wheras the Intel - data migration tool (also Acronis) will only immediately clone one drive to another offering to upgrade to the full version if you want more features.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
Cloning is a direct copy from one drive to another in REAL time, Now.
So if you want to call a image of a complete drive that is store for any length time a clone you can but it really isn't the same thing.

I don't know of any program that does cloning to store that clone for use at a later time/date.
And cloning is a bit by bit copy where as a image is compressed and then expanded on restoring that image.
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12 Apr 2011   #1288
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

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12 Apr 2011   #1289
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IownAmoneyPit View Post

That is correct Shootist but you first must individually select/tick the box of each partition to image the whole drive but also having the option of restoring fewer partitions than backed up. In which case you are imaging all partitions of the drive.

A true Clone to which whs is referring to backs up the entire selected drive without asking for partition selection then asks for a destination where the data is immediately transferred.

@ whs some free versions of Acronis will also clone the drive, My Western Digital version does both imaging and cloning wheras the Intel - data migration tool (also Acronis) will only immediately clone one drive to another offering to upgrade to the full version if you want more features.
Honestly I haven't Cloned a drive in years. I tried it once with some proprietary drive makers software, back when big drives were 1-5GBs, and it took hours and hours. I could of and did do a reinstall of the OS and all my software in less time.

Yes all Aconis TI versions I have used have the ability to clone a drive but I have never used that feature so I have no idea how it work with TI. After my first experiences with cloning I opted for imaging as my method of moving OS programs and data from one drive to another or direct copying from drive to drive in the case of Data only.
If you and whs say the cloning feature in TI can save a clone of one drive to later be placed on another drive then OK I take your word on that. But that was not my original experience with cloning software. You had to connect both drives, boot the PC from a disk (floppy or CD) with the software, select the source disk then the destination disk and click OK. Then wait.

I'm going to reimage my main drive tonight in preparation for the arrival of the SSD so I'll give the clone feature a try. I'm going to take that image & load it on another 250GB drive, Make all the changes to the partitions sizes so all the partitions will fit on the SSD without having to resize them during the restore then make another image of that drive to load on the SSD. Making sure the alignment stays in the correct place with each image/restore.
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12 Apr 2011   #1290
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You are right. The WD version of Acronis does have a clone feature. I used it recently. It takes about 10 minutes and works perfectly.
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