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  • Macrium Reflect 7 backup question

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      • #2308515 Reply
        WSplanckster
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        I’ve been backing up my computers by making Β images of my SSD drives.

        Using an Acronis USB boot disk, this has worked well for me. (No Acronis software is loaded on my computers.)

        My new computer has an M.2 drive that is not recognized by the old Acronis boot disk software.

        Does Macrium Reflect 7 Free allow me to make a USB boot disk that will recognize an M.2 drive without loading the entire software package on my computer?

        Thanks for you help and time.

        planckster

      • #2308526 Reply
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        WS,

        I’m assuming the answer is yes since Version 6 of MR recognizes the M.2 Drive in my machine from a USB Key Boot device. Can’t see any reason version 7 wouldn’t.

        HTH 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

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      • #2308534 Reply
        WSplanckster
        AskWoody Plus

        RetiredGeek,

        Thanks for your reply.

        I appreciate your help.

        Happy Halloween!

        planckster

      • #2308578 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        planckster, why don’t you want to install the backup software? This is one of the first things I install.

        RG, did you create the boot USB from an installed version? If so it would have picked up the M2 driver from your machine.

        cheers, Paul

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        • #2308675 Reply
          RetiredGeek
          AskWoody MVP

          Paul,

          Yes I did. But I also use that USB Key on all of my other machines.

          For some reason the OP may not want to keep it on his machine after creation of the USB Key boot media.

          😎

          May the Forces of good computing be with you!

          RG

          PowerShell & VBA Rule!
          Computer Specs

      • #2309017 Reply
        WSplanckster
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        Paul T,

        I’m a little bit of an “odd duck”. I don’t want anything installed on my computer that I don’t really need.

        By using a USB boot key, it can be used on any of my computers. I prefer keeping ssd images. My “data” is installed on a separate computer hard drive that I copy to an external portable hard disk. Portions of this data backup are used between all my computers.

        Thanks for your input.

        planckster

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