SSR 2013 SP1 can't find all partition(s), Windows 8
I am trying to create a independent backup image of ALL partitions on the hard drive.
While testing SSR 2013 on a brand new Dell XPS 8500 (Windows 8 64) pc, I uncovered this problem:
SSR 2013 SP1 detects only 4 partitions on the hard disc, yet there are actually 6. (Same results with booting from SRD.)
See attached screen-shot of SSR 2013 Disc Wizard which identified 4 partitions.
Now see screen-print from free MiniTool Partition Wizard which identified 6 partitions!
Just to confirm, I also conducted a trial test with Storagecraft ShadowProtect 5 (a competitor backup product). ShadowProtect 5 also identified 6 partitions, and successfully created a backup image of the entire hard drive (ALL partitions). See screen-print.
I also tested with Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite. It also found all 6 partitions, and successfully created a backup image. See screen-print.
My conclusion: Maybe this is a Windows 8 / SSR 2013 issue, but I think it is important to verify using the free MiniTool Partition program (or some other program) how many partitions are actually on the hard drive before assuming SSR 2013 (or any product) is actually backing them all up. How can I restore a external backup image onto a new blank hard drive (after a failure) if the original one is not fully backed up?
I would like to see a simple function in SSR 2013: Backup the entire hard drive (all partitions). Period.