Best Practices Question
Do SSD Hybrid Drives Image Slower?
We recently switch models from the E6430 to E5440. The new models are coming with the 500GB Solid State Hybrid Drive. We first had an issue with booting into KACE, but we resolved that issue with a new KBE. We create a new WIM image and deployed it to the E5440. It took 50 minutes to image. With our past models we were at 15 minutes with 120GB SSD. So I imaged an old model with the new image and it finished right at the 15 minute mark. I imaged an older student Notebook (E6430) with a 7200RPM Drive and it finished at 20 minutes. To confirm the SSD Hybrid Drive was the cause, I transferred the Drive from our old model to our new model and it imaged right at the 15 minute mark. So it’s the NEW Solid State Hybrid drive that’s causing this. So, I’m curious if anyone else has started imaging with the Hybrid Drives, and what issues they’re having. Is there a fix? Driver? So far, we’ve only ordered about 10 of these machines, but we are planning on ordering about 1200 in the next few months, and I want to get this squared out.
The only thing I can think of is the way the Hybrid Drive works. It has an 8GB SSD drive and the rest of it is a normal drive. I wonder while it images, does it dump the image to the SSD part first and then transfers to the normal drive. If this is the case, then this would explain its slowness.
I almost forgot, we are running 3.5.80613.