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Deploy Windows 7 via ImageX to Hybrid drives

Created: 25 Mar 2014 | 5 comments

I will start by saying I have not yet begun to research this, so I am admiting up front I am clueless.

 

Here is the situation:

Using DS 6.9 SP6 I am running DiskPart and ImageX to deploy my Windows 7 image.  The process work wonderfully on a "traditional" single drive system.  The problem, we now have a one off laptop with a SSD/spinning platters hybrid drive and potentially more coming.  It seems as if the SSD portion comes up as drive 1 and the spinning platters drive 0.  My process blows away drive 0 then repartitions it before laying down the image.  Some guidance as to where to start so I can get the whole OS on the SSD drive would be appreciated.  I have a preference to not create a special image for this situation.

 

Please let me know what other information you need to assist.

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Thomas Baird's picture

I think you'll need the -szee switch for Ghost for one (pretty sure SSD drives are not "properly" handled without it), and because of the fact that you're then modifying the command-line sent to DS for Ghost, I believe you can specify which drive to use.  Maybe you should consider scripting DiskPart in first and re-arranging the drives and THEN imaging?

 

Just a thought.

Thomas Baird
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pshore's picture

Thomas, thank you for taking the time to answer.  However, I am using ImageX not Ghost, but I will look into the ability to script a drive "swap" via DiskPart.

Thomas Baird's picture

oh DOH!!!  I'm a dork.  I saw Solid State and misread.  RATS!

 

At least the whole post wasn't worthless....  :(  LOL

Thomas Baird
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(translation: unemployed!  LOL)
Yes, able to help people beyond the forum if need be.

 

pshore's picture

After a little more looking at the configuration and thinking about the problem, I completely changed tact.

 

The SSD was too small to function as a long term boot device so I enable it for caching and moved forward.

 

Thank you again for your help!

Thomas Baird's picture

Thanks for the update and good luck with everything!

 

PS>  Just bought a 250G SSD for a main drive - first time ever.  Booting an OS as fast as my tablet?  Cool!!

Thomas Baird
Looking for opportunities
(translation: unemployed!  LOL)
Yes, able to help people beyond the forum if need be.