Drive Image larger than quoted

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mrfixitx, Jul 3, 2005.

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  1. mrfixitx

    mrfixitx Registered Member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Help please..

    I am using Acronis True Image 8.0 Build 889 trial. When I create an image it comes out 10GB+ higher than what it should. I have a 38GB partition and when i select compression TI says it should come out to be around 21GB, instead of I get a 30GB file.

    I am runing Windows XP SP2 with all updates, on a 80GB NTFS drive.

    I have tried this 3 times, twice with the scheduler and once by starting an image in all cases I have made sure to select normal or maxiumm. In both cases image creation has taken 2 hours according to the log.

    Thanks for your help

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello mrfixitx,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that estimated time and image archive size are quite approximate, as different type of data allow different level of compression and require different amount of time to be compressed. So, there's no need to worry about the discrepancy appeared.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
  3. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    What do you have on that partition? Files that are already compressed won't compress further such as Jpeg photos, ZIP files, some video files, some music files, etc.

    The estimate is based on a typical collection of files not from observing the actual files on the partition.
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