Backup Times

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

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  1. bschooly

    bschooly Registered Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    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?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    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,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
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