I had two identical computers of which one had a damaged Windows 7 installation that refused to boot. The other was a spare machine for that case, but unfortunately it wasn’t updated for about 2 years. So I had to install about 200 Updates which was really annoying.
After all the updates were installed i decided to make an image of the up-to-date computer and restore it on the damaged one.
Since I’m a big fan of open source tools I wanted to use one and decided to use Clonezilla. The biggest problem with Clonezilla is that it does not support creating images of Software or Firmware RAID’s according to their website.
My computers both have 2 SSD disks with 120GB each configured as RAID1. The RAID controller is the one provided by the Intel X79 chipset of the ASUS P9X79 Pro Mainboards, which is a Firmware RAID.