How long does it take to create an image?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by jr4939, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. jr4939

    jr4939 Registered Member

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    I have a 56 GB hard disk, 45 GB free, roughly 11 GB occupied. It usually takes an hour or less to create a complete image, including the time for archive verification. True Image 9 does the job at night and writes it to an external HD. Is this a reasonable amount of time to create a usable image for a 512 MB, 2.67 gigahertz WP Pro SP2 Dell machine?

    Even best guesses will be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. thomasjk

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    Yes, My 600mhz AMD Athlon takes about 1 hour 40 minutes for 25GB.
     
  3. Colvin

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    That seems like a very long time to create an image for a measly 11 gigs. On my machine it only takes 6 minutes or less to create a Full backup of 14+ gigs to an external HDD using either TI 9 or now 10. Granted, my machine is probably faster etc., but that wouldn't explain the disparity between the hour +/- it takes you and the 6 +/- minutes it takes me. http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/shrug.gif
     
  4. nattres

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    I found that System Restore was monitoring my USB drive where I put the images and that turning it off for that drive noticably reduced the time required.
     
  5. jr4939

    jr4939 Registered Member

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    Many thanks for your helpful estimates, and especially for the system restore hint. Would never have thought of it otherwise. Will try and see what happens.

    Justine
     
  6. yankinNcrankin

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    Just under 35 seonds for my 2GB OS saved to another partition
     
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    Core 2 duo 6300 can do OS + programs ( 2.4 gig) in 45 seconds Internal Sata to internal sata.

    For that reason I'm looking to replace my External USBs with ESata

    At the other extreme my old work machine (Pentium 2 2.4) takes 7 to 8 mins to
    image 6.25 gig of OS and programs to another partition.

    I would imagine most image to external via usb and this is what really slows it down.


    EDIT: almost forgot - once Acronis is known to work Windows Restore should be removed/destroyed ------ a very poor and unreliable program even by MS standards and not required if using Acronis.
     
  8. shieber

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    Saving to an external (usb) drive will be much longer than to an internal drive. To an internal drive, you can figure, very roughly about 1 minute per GB. In most cases, a backup will go faster than than. I think USB tends to run about twice.

    good luck,
    sh
     
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