Windows 7 System Image Install Issue.
I had another SSD go dead on me a week ago and I have been trying to reload the System Image file(s) I created using the Windows 7 feature. I have loaded this System Image file a couple of times now so it did work.
I had 4 SSDs in a software Raid Zero Array. (yeah I know, some of you don't trust software Raid arrays. I'm beginning to not trust them either but a hardware solution is very expensive) In the last 2 or 3 weeks I have had 1 SSD cause the array to crash and 2 SSDs die subsequently. I'm hoping the OEM will understand that the 1st bad SSD caused the other 2 to die. So I'm running out of parts here.
So I'm trying to load the System Image that was created from a 4 SSD Raid Zero array onto a 3 SSD Raid Zero array. I deleted the array and recreated it in Windows 7 OS software. BTW, the System Image file is still smaller in size than the capacity of three 30GB SSDs.
I get the wording that the image has failed to load. It doesn't say why or give me an error code or something to refer to. The question I have is: Can I load the Image created with 4 SSDs onto the current array made up of only 3 SSDs?
I think I should be able to do this. As long as the basic Raid Zero array provisioning is the same I believe it should work. Otherwise I'm thinking maybe the System Image file got damaged and that is why it is not loading. Anybody have another view?