How to use new SSD and HDD drives most effectively

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skyglider Veteran Member • Posts: 5,751
Re: Great info so far

21tones wrote:

Well I've finally got a reply from ON1 software's tech people, and after a lot of pushing, they have finally acknowledged that

"The only way to accomplish a full backup of cataloged folders, smart albums and more would be to use a drive cloning software so that you can perfectly clone the C drive to your D drive.

That is not entirely correct.  Cloning a drive will do it, for sure.  But the other way is to do a full image backup of the entire drive.  Then that backup can be restored to a new replacement drive and end up being exactly like a cloned drive.

Cloning a drive allows the backup drive to hold one backup of the entire source drive.  But the big advantage of doing an image backup is that many full backups can be stored on one backup drive.  Or full backups of different drives on one backup drive.  I highly recommend doing image backups instead of clone backups in your non-business situation.

Beyond this ON1 will not be able to read any cataloged folders or other content when it is moved from drive to drive as it is not designed to do so."

So, Austinian was right. I will investigate Macrium Reflect for this purpose.

Yes, Macrium Reflect Free can make cloned or image backups.  It is a really good backup program and the price is right (free).

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