Restore times for 400Gb Image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mjpsme, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. mjpsme

    mjpsme Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    How long will it take to restore an image from a USB2 drive to a QuadCore system. The image took 10Hours to restore, is this normal?

    I had backed 2 drives to an image, and wanted to restore 1 drive of 400Gb


  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    What version and build of TI did you use?

    Was this with the Full Mode (Linux-based) version?

    1-2GB/min. USB 2 is more normal. 400GB would have been 6.6hrs or less. The CPU speed usually doesn't matter unless it's really slow (which yours isn't). The limiting factor is the USB throughput.

    Have you considered a BartPE or VistaPE CD/flashdrive? The Windows drivers are often many times faster than the Linux drivers.
  3. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

    May 1, 2007
    Have you consider making a small system partition, maybe 20gb on your 400gb hard drive and just backing that up and restoring it.

    I have a 20gb (6gb in use) c: partition which takes 3 minutes to backup on my amd 64x2 4800 computer. And thats using normal compression and not using a bartpe cd. 400gb hard drive is too much to backup and restore and then what if after 10 hours the hard drive won't boot.

    The only thing I care about when my hard drive crashes is restoring my c: drive partition. My other partitions store redundant data that I just copy and paste to an external drive as required.

    But one thing that might speed things up is to just bypass the usb and hook up the hard drive to an ide or sata connection inside your computer. It's a little extra work but if it can save you a couple of hours it can be worthwhile.
  4. visch1

    visch1 Registered Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    Hey someone else thinks like me. I have a large box with a 5 drive bay unit and a quad also. I can quickly move cables around and as a result imaging around 10-13G usually takes less than 6 minutes. After a image is made I use it to restore a DIFFERENT drive to make sure it works. To simplify things each drive and partition is labeled differently. I simply label each drive a number and each partition a letter or number, like D06 P1. The newly restored partition will take on the label of the original partition so I change that ASAP to reduce confusionlater. When you reboot the first time they say not to have the original drive connected, this one time.
  5. Xpilot

    Xpilot Registered Member

    May 14, 2005
    Another kindred spirit! I mounted a drive rack in the front of my PC tower into which I can post any of my current main drives. Restores after an image are definitely the way to go and with the rack/caddy system no cable swapping is needed.

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