cloning a server os ssd pci-e
I have two 2tb drives that are mirroring each other through win7 software (raid 1ish)
I wanted a SSD for the OS drive and to keep it separate from the data. So I opted for a SSD, and I thought PCI-e why not? I initially tried to clone stock drive, but kept having issues until i removed that stock os drive from the first sata port. Then it worked for a bit, but ended up having same issue error no bootable device after some time. What finally worked was a fresh install of ssd without any drives connected, and keeping the first sata slot open and unused. Inititally had trouble even with drives in because they had some memory 100mb partition, it wasnt until i fully wiped them and all parititions and a fresh install with just ssd pci-e when I finally had success. (i am not a pro by any means, im sure most of you could tell me what I did wrong better).
Anyhow it works now, and i had a software company install important data on the OS. I want to clone that drive in case it ever goes down. I think I will disconnect the two 2tb drives before I clone it with some freeware software like easeus, and was wondering if there is anything different about pci-e ssds than normal drives? Can I attach a sata HD, and just clone ssd pci-e without a problem? Or do i need to clone to another ssd pcie? Can i hook up an external 3.5" enclosure case and clone that way? Does it matter? I just dont want any issues such as no bootable device that i got atleast 7 times, but now that i have the software installed im a bit more nervous and dont want to mess up. Once i have the os drive backup, ill be content!
Thanks in advance for anyone that guide me, or even took the time to read this!