Imaging takes 3 hours

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Stoney Creek, Jun 20, 2005.

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  1. Stoney Creek

    Stoney Creek Registered Member

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    I just installed TI 8.0 from a purchased CD. Using a Dell XPS T500, 512MB of Ram and USB 2.0. In my first attempt at imaging a 25 gig hardrive, it took 3 hours. Installed build 859 and it looks like this upgrade is not much faster. Looking at some threads suggest to me that the image should process much faster. What am I missing??

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  2. Donprovo

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    Try downloading build 826 - it's faster.
     
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  4. Stoney Creek

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    Computer is 4 years old. Don't believe it is a driver problem?

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  5. beenthereb4

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    Are you sure that you have USB 2.0? It looks like your specs include USB 1.0. Did you add a card?
     
  6. Stoney Creek

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    Yes I added a card. Perhaps I should check to see that the it is working properly.

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    Checked hardware profile and it indicates enhanced 2.0.

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  7. Brian K

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    You imaged 25 GB of data? How big was the image? How fast can your copy large files across to your USB HD? Trying MP3's or larger files, how many MB/second?
     
  8. tronic592001

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    have you tryed safe mode!!!!
     
  9. Stoney Creek

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    It came back at about 12 GB's using normal compression. I have not tried MP3 Files and have not looked at the time it takes for large files.

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  10. Stoney Creek

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    Interesting suggestion about using Safe Mode. Will try this but hate the thought that modern software need SM to help it execute properly.
     
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    Stoney Creek hi!!

    yes and no if you got a load of items in your startup this will slow your system down.

    Startup programs

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  12. John Farrar

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    FWIW My TI takes about 15-20 minutes to backup 50GB to a Freecom external USB2.0 drive and the same to restore.
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  13. Brian K

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    I used to do Drive Images on a Dell T450, pretty close in specs to your computer. Writing compressed images took 6-7 min per GB. So about 80 minutes for something of 12 GB. I saw similar Dell computers to mine which were only half my speed during imaging. I didn't determine why they were slower.

    Three hours is slow, but it may be your computer.

    You also need to know the transfer rate to your external HD. I know your have USB 2 but USB 1 transfer is about 3.5 GB/hour. That's around your imaging speed. Check that it's not your external HD that's the bottleneck.

    You mentioned normal compression. High (or Max) compression is MUCH slower.
     
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  14. Stoney Creek

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    Your suggestions are well taken; and appreciated. I will look at the transfer rate as another fellow mentioned this as well. The nice thing about the forum is that it opens the mind to other solutions. And if you mess with computers very much, it's all about "solutions".

    Thanks again.

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  15. VPTECH

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    at max compression I can create and restor 2.5gig of data across my network in about 8 minutes each way
     
  16. Brian K

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    I'll be interest to hear your results. All I can do is let you know how my T450 compares.

    To test your external HD you need to work out a transfer rate using files at least a few MB in size. Small file transfer is slow. Copy a few hundred MB (at least) and calculate MB/sec. USB 2 transfer should be around 20-25 MB/sec. USB 1 is 1 MB/sec.
     
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