Works like a charm and covers all the bases related to SSD migration and Windows 7. Or you can grow old waiting for help on these forums.
* Updated for Second issue with drive detection:
After having a similar issue with another drive I decided to install Windows7 fresh this go round. Strangely, the Windows installer did not see this drive. So after 2 minutes on the web, maybe less, I found this :
**** All Data on the Drive will be lost if you perform the following ****
- Boot up Windows 7 Install Disc
- At Windows 7 Welcome Screen on Windows Setup - SHIFT + F10 to get a command prompt
- Type: DISKPART
- Type: LIST DISK
- SDD should be listed here with a Number next to it - if so Type: SELECT DISK X ( X is the number listed in next to the SDD in LIST DISK command) press enter
- Type: CLEAN and press enter - ****** Writes a blank MBR ******* <--- ALL DATA ON DRIVE IS LOST AS A RESULT!!!!!!!!
This will work to get the Windows7 installer to see the drive and may help clear up the issues some people are having with the IDMU detecting the drive- or not - I'm not entirely certain. If the drives were cheaper and didnt have all the fuss about WEAR and TEAR on them, I would re-test the imaging process on a number of different imaging products, Intels DMU included. At the current price per GB I just do not want to take any chances.
Message was edited by: machistmo - removed original issue detailed description as I determined that a: nobody cares and b: it wouldnt help anyone else.