How about this backup speed?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Kuysao, Nov 8, 2008.

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  1. Kuysao

    Kuysao Registered Member

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    Hi everybody. I am really pissed off by the backup's speed of ATI whenever I use an external USB HDD as the location of the backup image.

    However, yesterday I downloaded an BartPE plugin for ATI and backup my computer in BartPE environment. The backup speed has reduced significantly. It only took me about 30 minutes to backup a 41.5 GB system drive to an external USB HDD.

    Do you think that this speed is acceptable? Could you please give me some information about yours so that I could have a more thorough look about ATI.

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
  2. MudCrab

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    Was final filesize of the image 41.5GB? The image filesize is how much data was transferred.

    USB 2.0 is usually in the 1-2GB/min. range.

    Internal to internal SATA II or eSATA can be 3-4GB/min.

    These ranges assume your processor, memory, etc. are not holding up the process and TI can just continuously send the data.
     
  3. Kuysao

    Kuysao Registered Member

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    Well, 41.5 GB was the size of my system drive. The size of the image created was only 29.5 GB (I chose the default options when backing up). So in your opinion my speed is actually a little bit slower than that of a standard USB 2.0?
     
  4. MudCrab

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    Do you know the specifications of your computer (CPU type/speed, chipset, etc.)?

    You're getting about 1GB/min. which is in the normal range. What speed were you getting using the TI CD?

    Another way to tell what your direct transfer rate is is to copy a large file (while in Windows) from the internal drive to the external drive and time it. If it's the same speed as TI, then TI is running as fast as it can. If it's much faster than TI, then the image processing (compression, etc.) is slowing down the transfer.
     
  5. Kuysao

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    Yeah, certainly, my laptop is pretty powerful with T9400 cpu, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and 100GB 7200RPM HDD.

    Another thing which you may want to know is that when I used ShadowProtect to perform the same task I had done before with ATI it only took me 20 minutes to finish the job. So, to my specific computer, ShadowProtect is faster than ATI by 33%.
     
  6. Xpilot

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    Hi Kuysao,

    I advise that you try running another backup image. This time do it from the TI GUI while still booted in Windows. Apart from the time saved by not rebooting into the recovery environment you should see an additional time saving. Turning off compression may also save a bit more time, well it works for me.

    The standard recovery CD or the Bart PE version is only really needed for recoveries.

    Xpilot
     
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