Hello all,

This is my first post here. I've been using ubuntu since 6.0 and I can't go back to windows anymore
I just bought a brand new samsung NP540U (500GB HD+24GB ssd) with windows8 already installed.
I've already read few posts regarding installing and configuring thee disk.
Since I'm not sure I can successfuly make a dual boot, I would like to know if there is a good way to backup things from the harddrive.
There are few partitions :windows, recovery, efi, unknown on ssd...
What would be the best way to backup things if I want to restore it as it was from the shop?

I'm currently backuping the whole disk (sda+sdb) with clonezilla, but will it be useful later? Can I recover partition this way?
What about the raid between the HD and the SSD. Many posts says that the first thing is to remove it, so how can it be backuped/restored? Will the full disk clonezilla image sufficient?

Thanks for your help As soon as I know how to proceed in a safe way, I can get rid of windows 8 (which I find even worst than other previous windows version).