backup time

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by zach, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. zach

    zach Registered Member

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    Does 42 min. sound reasonable or is this to long to backup 31.4 gb of c-drive?
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  2. SIW2

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    Yes, That's pretty slow.

    Is that the estimated time? Usually it is very cautious and overestimates the time - a few minutes in it will drop considerably.

    Speed depends on a number of things , including the speed of your machine, the compression level you chose, and the amount of free unfragmented space on the target drive.
     
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    Capacity is 293.39 gb and free space is 253.87 on c-drive. what else can i do to make the backups faster
     
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    Where are you backing this up to? If it's to the same drive, that's acceptable speed. I find it the quickest if you backup from one physical hard drive to another. Internal to USB external takes 1-2 minutes per 1GB.

    In an extreme case, we've seen someone with two network cards, raid 5, backing up to a through a gigabit NAS getting speeds of 2-3GB per minute.
     
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    I'm backing it up to my external drive
     
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    Then that's a reasonable time for 31.4GB. USB 2.0 is 1-2min per GB.
     
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    Thanks PT
     
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