Full Backup...WinXP vs Rescue CD

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by MPSAN, Sep 27, 2005.

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  1. MPSAN

    MPSAN Registered Member

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    I am using TI9 2259

    I would have thought that a full image backup would be faster with the rescue CD. Linux has so much less overhead than WinXP-pro sp2. However, several times now I have tried both methods and XP is VERY fast...19GB in about 30 minutes vs. 1 1/2 hours booting from CD. Anyone know why this is, and if this is normal?

    TIA,
    Dave
     
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    You didn't say where you are creating the backup image. With USB 2 external hard drives, sometimes the Windows drivers are much better than the Linux ones. In any event, the speed difference is usually due to a difference in the device drivers for the backkup device.
     
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    MPSAN Registered Member

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    YUP! USB2 External 250GB drive.

     
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    Well, at least the time is only three times as long. In some unfortunate cases, the Linux drivers work at USB 1.1 speed which is a lot slower. Watch for new releases and with luck the drivers will be updated and work faster.
     
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