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froggerjohn
10-28-2013, 05:06 AM
I've tried numerous attempts over the past several days at setting up a Vertex3 SSD in my g75vx with Windows 8.
- Clone with Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0
- Restore from system image
- Backtracker

Multiple attempts with all of them, and none of them successful.
- Clone method always boots the first time, but shortly thereafter displays "system must be restored" on subsequent boot attempts.
- I don't think I ever got the system image to work.
- Backtracker restored ok, and boots, but quickly turns non-responsive. Sometimes comes back after 10s or so, but usually just crashes.

The Vertex3 SSD was stable in my previous g73 machine, which unfortunately died with black screen.

I saw a few threads mentioning the unresponsive problem, but none seemed to have a solution. Are there any suggestions for what I can try before I have to go back to the stock HDD? (I have about 3 days to get it sorted out before the machine has to be operational).

I'd even consider a Windows 7 downgrade, if that's possible with my old g73 serial. But I suspect that's not feasible.

Thank you for any assistance.

rewben
10-28-2013, 06:36 AM
i had a vertex 3 ssd before; i had no problem with it (my laptop is a g55). i did a clean install instead of cloning.

before you do anything, make sure the ssd firmware is updated. you might wanna give macrium reflect a try in the case of cloning. i am not sure what happened to your backtracker-generated image.

note that oem key usually is not transferable.

Pitcher@asus
10-28-2013, 08:10 AM
you can ask service center, also serach from ROG, i know some people share here.

froggerjohn
10-28-2013, 05:52 PM
make sure the ssd firmware is updated.
Thank you, this seems to have made a huge difference. I went back to the clone procedure, and so far it has been stable.

A few more questions if I may, to try and get the best final results.

1. Is there any inherent advantage to using Backtracker versus Clone, or vice-versa? The Clone program said it ensured correct alignment for SSD and TRIM support, and I don't know if Backtracker does the same thing.

2. Is a fresh install even better, and worth the extra hassles?

3. Windows Disk Management won't shrink the C partition to less than 143GB, even though there's <60GB of defragmented files on it. That's going to waste a bunch of space and reduce my D volume size, unless I can shrink that further. Do I just need a better partition program?

Clintlgm
10-28-2013, 07:22 PM
What your describing sure sounds like a hard drive losing sectors!! Crashing, how that relates to a SSD I don't know

Clintlgm
10-28-2013, 07:25 PM
I have found Minitool partition wizard works great for partitioning just like the original no failures or issues for me over the last year or so. And its free

rewben
10-29-2013, 02:37 AM
Thank you, this seems to have made a huge difference. I went back to the clone procedure, and so far it has been stable.

A few more questions if I may, to try and get the best final results.

1. Is there any inherent advantage to using Backtracker versus Clone, or vice-versa? The Clone program said it ensured correct alignment for SSD and TRIM support, and I don't know if Backtracker does the same thing.

2. Is a fresh install even better, and worth the extra hassles?

3. Windows Disk Management won't shrink the C partition to less than 143GB, even though there's <60GB of defragmented files on it. That's going to waste a bunch of space and reduce my D volume size, unless I can shrink that further. Do I just need a better partition program?

good to know that helped :)

1. i think backracker is a custom windows installer that does nothing other than reinstalling the OS back to factory state. cloning is different from backtracker. each has their respective advantages over the other. basically trim and alignment can be handled very well on w8.

2. typically, a clean install saves space (no bloatwares; sometimes this group of software can be the actual causes of instabilities), uses less time than backtracker. on the other hand cloning saves time. again, this is entirely up to the user. i prefer minimalist setup (as i need only very few software to get things done), a clean install is always my preference.

3. like @Clintlgm pointed out, there are better tools for the job :)