No I have no RAID array setup. RAID-0 I wouldn't touch with
a 10foot Pole (or an 11 foot Hungarian:)
And RAID-1 (the other alternative) does best at providing a false
sense of security, because i d oesn't protect you from momentary
attacks of stupidity.
IF ONE of the online tutorials about migrating to an SSD and switching
these modes to AHCI had first suggested CHECKING the parameter
rather than making it a blanket statement to change it...
Or overtly mentioned early on that many RAID implementations
OR the required drivers for any "Advanced format technology" HDD's
have likely already upgraded your SATA controller...
I would have been far less confused and frustrated.
More "Fun" Is what I went through avoiding using either "Ghost" or "Acronis"
But that I can correct by just running off another image from the 100gb partition on the (currently disconnected) with Acronis.
I used Clonezilla to clone the windows7 partition as an image to another drive then mounnted that partition to the SSD.
Contrary to what the person who worked out that procedure stated
Clonezilla DID NOT copy the "System Reserved" partition, so while
I got a clone onto the SSD it was not bootable until I ran startup repair
The "Adventure" with Clonezilla was all worth doing just as a learning
experience. there are times when knowing an unconventional way of
accomplishing something, generally when conventional methods fail for one
unexpected/unexplained reason or another.
But the things I did learn,
the partition clone with clonezilla followed by a startup repair DOES
produce a working installation, even with Win7 x64.
That this method eliminates the system reserved partition
That while Normally disc management will "see" another cloned drive
(even if "Windows" will not) but the drive will be marked as "offline"
due to a "signature collision" that without the system reserved partition
present my computer will not boot with any of these drives connected
in addition to the SSD...
I don't have that figuired out yet, but as I was (eventually) going to format
both of my 500's I can always delete the partitions and format them with another machine.
But I am running off the SSD.
I'm not where I want to be.... yet... but I'm getting closer.