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SSD Drive and Ghost

I have a customer that is getting a HP Z400 workstation and he has ordered an HP SSD drive to go in it. The SSD drive is on back order for a few weeks. He wants for me to install the Workstation with the regular SATA drive and then clone it when the SSD drive comes in.

Is there any issue cloning a SATA to SSD drive with Ghost?
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RickEpnet
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_3mp3ror_Commented:
Depends on the version of ghost.


Ghost 14.0 and even 12.0 will work just fine... I've used it w/my SSD, I know of others that have (here and over at [H]ardForums). There's just a couple of caveats regarding SSD and Windows 7 plus Ghost. The simplest or easiest way to do it is by having Ghost restore your image backup to an already-partitioned drive (using the diskpart util in the Windows 7 or Vista DVD), so that Ghost doesn't re-partition the drive (potentially doing it wrong and throwing off the partition alignment, thus degrading performance). I can provide ya with a link to properly partitioning a SSD w/diskpart.

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So if you install on the SSD and then clone it there will be no problem.
The only caveat is when you want to restore a clone from a regular HDD on to an SSD. This can be fixed with diskpart.
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WolfhereCommented:
@3mp3ror - Sounds much like running a SATA as AHCI or legacy because of the the format of the older drive in the ghost image? I use 11.5 ver of Ghost, but have not run into any SSD yet.
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