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Windows 7: System Imaging Tool W7

26 Jan 2011   #41
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Nice find, thanks for the info.


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26 Jan 2011   #42
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I think Macrium has problems with E-SATA drives -- I haven't tested this myself so this remark could be a bit of B/S.

Acronis DOES work on these provided you have the latest version.

Any Macrium users out there - could you test to see if it works with E-SATA drives.

Cheers
jimbo
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26 Jan 2011   #43
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have not done a complete restore with one, But I have tried out the recovery disk to the point in which it will see the backup on an eSATA drive.
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26 Jan 2011   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I think Macrium has problems with E-SATA drives -- I haven't tested this myself so this remark could be a bit of B/S.

Acronis DOES work on these provided you have the latest version.

Any Macrium users out there - could you test to see if it works with E-SATA drives.

Cheers
jimbo
Yeah, would be nice to know whether eSata works. I have an eSata port but no eSata disk or enclosure yet.

But this afternoon I shall test Sata3 for which I have an enclosure. I know it works for imaging, but I will check whether the Linux recovery disk can deal with it. Will report back.
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26 Jan 2011   #45
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

WHS,
your test results would be interesting. Though I can't really see if you can image to an internal sata why esata wouldn't work. My reading (therefore hasn't passed the jimbo45 B/S test) is that esata has better voltage tolerances because of added cable length.
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26 Jan 2011   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I made the Sata 3 test with Macrium. The image with my little test partition went very fast (see below - probably a record). But the Linux recovery program could not recognize the Sata 3 external. So there is not much use of all that speed.

Maybe I will buy an eSata enclosure and run the test again to see whether that works. After all, eSata has been around for a lot longet and the recovery program may be able to deal with it.


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26 Jan 2011   #47
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I thought I'd be able to buy a standard sata HDD plug it into a docking station connect an esata cable and go. The linux boot disk will find macrium images on my internal sata partitions. What did you use whs in your test?
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26 Jan 2011   #48
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I used the old HDD I recovered from my laptop when I put the SSD in. It was in a Sata 3 enclosure attached to a Sata 3 USB port. Worked well for imaging, but not for the recovery.
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26 Jan 2011   #49
exodusdan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanx RodeRunner!
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26 Jan 2011   #50
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Any Macrium users out there - could you test to see if it works with E-SATA drives.

Cheers
jimbo
Macrium Reflect works perfectly and 100% reliably both making and restoring Images on my Win 7 computer using my LaCie 2TB eSATA Raid 0 HDD...



Plus it is consistently more than 3 times faster than using USB 2...



~Maxx~



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