Originally Posted by reggiebrown40
Am I correct in that I'll need at least a 1TB drive to install the image? Also, what are the thoughts on SSD drives? Just trying to get the best performance possible.
Anything below 1TB and it won't restore at all. Since that image came from a factory drive that was never booted, the OS is too old to handle drives over 2TB and it will boot loop. Once you put the drive back in the XL and let it update to the latest software you can use MFSTools 3.2 to copy/expand it to a larger drive.
SSD drives won't make it perform any better, and aren't designed to be written over continuously.