Using Acronis to transfer to SSD

Discussion in 'hardware' started by DVD+R, Jun 21, 2011.

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    The Antipodes
    Now then!... heres a question, would using Acronis True Image Home to transfer my backup to an SSD degrade the performance at all? as its a normal HDD image, or would it not make a difference?
  2. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I am not only King of Rapture (true lover of Prince of Peace), and I also King of Format.

    Format is much better, less problematic and less time consuming, than imaging, cloning and so forth.
  3. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    I installed an SSD drive using both an image and a real install. I could not tell the difference between the two. I used macrium for imaging.

    Of more concern to me was that my images were using SATAII drive, and I did not have AHCI being used, so my image did not. I found a registry value to toggle, then reboot, then set BIOS to AHCI, then save BIOS and reboot. When OS loaded, AHCI was being used. AHCI made a fairly noticeable performance boost in measurments, and somewhat noticeable in average use. The SSD is very fast, so it is sort of hard to tell, but browsing a directory such as sys32 was the telltale sign for me. On SATAII drive 7500rpm after a defrag, as you drag the scroll bar up/down there was always a little delay as it read files, especially first time doing that after a boot. With SSD it is dang near instant, and with AHCI it is truly instant. I never get that little stutter I have been used to for years now in a directory like that.

    I have an Intel SSD drive, and use thier software that features the TRIM functions. I also used SSDTweaker after studying some of what was supposed to be done differently with SSD, such as no search/prefetch/indexing and no defragging.

    I have had no problems at all with my drive or anything I do. I did move the pagefile and caches to a standard disk drive though to minimize excessive read/writes that I don't want.


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