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08-22-2013

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Rescue and Recovery with MSATA drive

2013-08-22, 19:40 PM

Looking for help and guidance.  Would like to use R&R 4.51 to image the system on a T530 with a 16gib msata and a 1TB hD.  R&R warns me that it is detecting 2 hard drives and that R&R will only image one of the drives.  Can't tell which one it is imaging.  Is R&R the right solution for a laptop with this configuration?  If so, how best to use it.  If  not, what is recommendation.

 

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Re: Rescue and Recovery with MSATA drive

2013-08-22, 23:29 PM
Physically remove the 1TB HDD.
Do the R&R on the mSATA SSD.
In BIOS, set mSATA SSD as boot drive.
Put the HDD back in the main bay. (Do complete format of HDD.)
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Re: Rescue and Recovery with MSATA drive

2013-08-23, 0:54 AM

The 16GB mSATA is probably being used as a cache drive and not a boot drive or anything else.  I don't understand the advice from kaso about physically removing drives to take a backup.

 

Anyway, I don't recommend using Rescue and Recovery on Win7.  Instead I would use the built-in Windows Backup and Restore.  Type "Backup and Restore" into the start menu.  Then go through the wizard to set up a backup.  Be sure to include a complete system image (and create a system repair disc) in case you end up needing to replace your drives in the future.

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Re: Rescue and Recovery with MSATA drive

2013-08-23, 3:37 AM
>>> I don't understand the advice from kaso about physically removing drives to take a backup.

The OP was talking about imaging. You were talking about taking a backup.

Any mSATA SSD can be used as a boot drive.
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