After reading here about Macrium Reflect and other reviews I downloaded and installed the Pro version yesterday. The pro version allows you to clone or image drives and restore them to different (dissimilar) hardware. It also allows you to post to the Reflect forum.
Late to the table as usual but let me throw this out there. Two products from the open source world work very well for doing on the metal backup and restores even with dissimilar drive geometries. Redo backup and clonezilla. Clonezilla is the more flexible product but is not as friendly for the Windows only crowd. Redo on the other hand is very friendly to use. I use both products in the data center that I manage and vouch that they work as intended. BTW I am a linux guy and 90% of the software I use comes from that world.
>>Ian, that is correct. Were you able to find a coupon for >the >>Pro version? That is what I want to find before springing >for >>the Pro version. >> >>Thanks >> >>Mike > >Mike, > >Sorry for the delay. No coupon. > >Have now used Macrium Pro to migrate Windows and all programs >from hard disk to Samsung ssd. Also to make new image of SSD >and a recovery disk. Great product! >
If you copy a 'spinning' hard disk to an SSD you do need to be careful to disable some of the activities that are of value to a spinner but possibly dangerous to an SSD. I understand that you should not de-fragment or run other disk tidying software that was not designed for an SSD. SSDs do need their own wear levelling applications to be used to ensure that no parts of the device receive advanced wear and degradation.