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Restoring DriveId

Postby daberti » Sun May 22, 2016 8:31 am

Hello to everyone.
I've a question: is Sector-By-Sector option mandatory in order to be able to restore keeping the very same DriveId?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby Alt » Mon May 23, 2016 12:01 pm

What is DriveID: A disk signature? Or what?
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby daberti » Mon May 23, 2016 1:02 pm

Alt wrote:What is DriveID: A disk signature? Or what?


Yes. It is used by some OS and SW. So my target is to restore the disk even to this extent.
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby Alt » Mon May 23, 2016 1:27 pm

Then, the answer is: no, not necessary. The image must be of the whole hard drive, though. Not of a partition.
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby daberti » Tue May 24, 2016 6:35 am

Alt wrote:Then, the answer is: no, not necessary. The image must be of the whole hard drive, though. Not of a partition.


Huge thanks!
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby RForce » Wed May 25, 2016 8:01 am

The drive ID is stored in the MBR, so a copy of sector 0 should do the trick.
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby daberti » Wed May 25, 2016 8:57 am

RForce wrote:The drive ID is stored in the MBR, so a copy of sector 0 should do the trick.


The point is that I'm using GPT ;)
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby Alt » Wed May 25, 2016 9:20 am

When you copy the entire disk, R-Drive Image copies the entire disk, from Sector 0 to the last sector. It may omit some sectors reported as unused, if an appropriate option is selected. Sectors with drive's signature are obviously not unused.
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Re: Restoring DriveId

Postby daberti » Wed May 25, 2016 10:13 am

Alt wrote:When you copy the entire disk, R-Drive Image copies the entire disk, from Sector 0 to the last sector. It may omit some sectors reported as unused, if an appropriate option is selected. Sectors with drive's signature are obviously not unused.


Thanks again. Understood.
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