I have a strange system setup...
2010 MacBook Pro - internal 500GB HDD (stock), and 240GB Intel SSD in the DVD bay.
Before, I had my system set up like this:
Internal 500GB HDD (non boot drive), had 10.6.8 installed. Three partitions: 1) 280GB for "Stuff" and 10.6.8, 2) 166GB "Media", and 3) 53GB Windows 7 (Boot Camp).
80GB Intel SSD: Accounts and 10.8.2 system
Disk Utility reported the partitions for the "MacBook Pro HD" (500GB) as listed above (in that order).
So, I installed a 240GB SSD to replace the 80GB SSD 10.8 boot drive. I restored the 240GB from the 80GB Time Machine backup. All is well there.
My conundrum is here... I deleted the "Media" partition off the 500GB HDD (I was going to put some of this on the SSD). I was hoping to just expand the 10.6.8 partition to be 280 + 166GB and leave the Windows 7 partition alone. (You know how you can "drag" expand a partition in Disk Utility). However, when I removed the middle Media partition, I noticed in Disk Utility that the Windows 7 partition is now right below the "MacBook Pro HD" one. (See picture). I can't simply "expand" MacBook Pro HD like I want into the empty space that "Media" had right below where I thought it was going to be after I deleted "Media".
So, that leaves me in a pickle on how to image and restore the Windows 7 partition. I can definitely carbon copy clone the 10.6.8 partition somewhere and repartition the whole drive. I just don't want to lose the Boot Camp Drive and have to install all that crap again.