non ide hard drives

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by neil conway, May 31, 2005.

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  1. neil conway

    neil conway Registered Member

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    you can make an image to any drive through TI in windows because the drivers for your non IDE HD are on the HD you are running your OS on. however if your non IDE HD controller does not have its drivers built into TI you will not be able to use the rescue media to restore the image. you will see all drives and contents but any attempt to restore will fail part way through.

    so a question to discuss.
    if when loading XP for first time you press F6 to load third party drivers for eg sata raid, then where ever the drivers go temporarily [I assume into memory], XP set up is able to access them find the drive, and install itself . so why can't TI do the same thing. when you want to restore an image onto a drive that TI does not have the controller drivers for, could you not be given the option of loading your third party drivers to a place that TI can access , that is not on the partition or drive to be restored. TI could use the drivers to control the non IDE drive until restored and re-booted, when drivers already built into restored image would take over?

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  2. MiniMax

    MiniMax Registered Member

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    First question to teacher: Where would we get those non-IDE drivers from?
     
  3. neil conway

    neil conway Registered Member

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    most come on mobo cd's or off mobo web sites, not sure about usb or external HD's. not relevant any more as acronis came back with answer I was after in the end. boot media is a linux based programme so you cannot load any XP drivers with it, so if your HD controller is not built into boot media I assume you aren't going to be able to reload an image.
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello neil,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    The problem is that CDs that are sold with motherboards have drivers for Windows while Acronis True Image uses Linux system in Acronis Bootable CD. This allows to make the CD smaller and, furthermore, this reduces the cost of the software because you don't need to purchase Windows copy included into Acronis True Image. Hope this helps. If you have further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
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