There is no general answer...to using recovery/restore software...since each program functions according to the rules developed by the...developers
I've not used Macrium Reflect, but I would always check the support pages for any program before I ever considered using it for backups, data recovery, or cloning.
The fact that different versions may exist...with different idiosyncracies...also tend to mandate this sort of examination.
I suggest taking a look at the FAQ for whatever version you used, as well as reviewing any forums which may exist for said product.
FWIW: When trying to resolve doubts about drive functionality...chkdsk is inferior to hard drive manufacturer diagnostics. And the short diagnostic is inferior to the long diagnostic, if both a long and short are available.
Edited by hamluis, 08 January 2011 - 11:47 AM.