06-01-2012 05:56 AM
I'm trying to install a solid state disk (SSD) on my Win XP system. I have already created
1. a Ghost V10 image file (extension: V2I) from the current hard disk, which is also a SATA drive running on a Promise SATA/ATA controller on my Asus motherboard.
2. a partition on the SSD, offset ('aligned') at 512 KBytes. XP requires this alignment for the SSD controller to function.
Question: if i boot into XP and retore the Ghost image file, will it delete and move the SSD partition, or leave it as-is when it restores the files? (I do not want it touch the partition that I created.)
Do I also have to do the following separately, or will the image restore do it:
a. Mark the partition 'active.'
b. Create a MBR either before or after the image restore.
06-08-2012 10:53 PM - edited 06-08-2012 10:54 PM
Dave, Red, and Brian are the resident experts on SSD drives and Ghost. I would recommend searching this particular forum for the word 'SSD' and see the plethora of posts they have already answered in regards to this topic.
That said, by itself, Ghost 10 will not work with SSD drives with a 4k sector size, nor will the automatic realignment happen during a restore. So I would recommend using the many tips and tricks aforementioned experts have outlined in other posts.
06-09-2012 12:19 AM
Yes, If you followed our instructions on your other topic and did the restore with the Ghost 15 recovery disk, then yes it would have created an offset partition aligned for a SSD.
Plese go into the Ghost/ Utility folder and run partinfo.exe
It will create a text file in that same folder called partinfo.txt
Attach that file to a post here using the attachment button below the box you type in and we will double check for you.
06-09-2012 06:54 AM
I have no experience with an SSD yet. I am itching to get one when the capacity gets a little higher and the price come a little lower. This seems to be happening quickly. I would image there will be some sweet deals on SSD Black Friday.
If you are in the US, watch frys.com for a deal they have on a Norton triple bundle containing Ghost 15. It is usually free after rebates. They have the deal every 4-5 weeks.