Backup Times

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by bschooly, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. bschooly

    bschooly Registered Member

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    I use True Image Home 2009. It usually takes 3-4 hours to back up my
    entire computer (130GB) to an external usb/firewire drive.

    However, the last two backups have completed in about one hour. I checked the backup file sizes (tib files) and the sizes are the same. The log looks the same as well. Lastly I can pull up the explorer tools from the backup file just fine. The only difference that I know of is I didn't use the firewire cable (used the usb 2.0 one instead).

    My question is, how long should a backup of this size take?

    Bill
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello bschooly,

    Thank you for using Acronis True Image Home 2009

    USB 2.0 max speed is 480 mbit/sec. 130 Gb = 130 000 Mb = 1040000 Mbit (1040000 * :cool:. Using USB 2.0 will take approximately 17333 sec = 4,8 hours. Backup time is also influenced by compression level, you may check it from Options -> Default Backup Options -> Compression.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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