Multiple Cores / Hyperthreading

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by THoff, Aug 13, 2005.

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  1. THoff

    THoff Guest

    I'm a recent convert from Norton Ghost, and I was impressed by the greatly reduced backup times compared to the former program. Ghost's Firewire and NTFS drivers didn't seem optimized and achieved a fraction of the throughput of NTBackup, and because Ghost runs under DOS, it also lacked the ability to take advantage of multiple logical or physical processors.

    So when I installed the trial version of True Image on my new video editing system with a P4D EE 840, I was surprised and pleased that a) the program could run under Windows with its optimized Firewire and NTFS drivers, and b) it was creating multiple threads to keep all four processors (two HT-enabled phyiscal cores) busy. This reduced the time to perform a full backup to about 1/4 to 1/3 of what I was used to from Ghost.

    I am curious though what the situation under Linux is. If I boot from the Recovery CD, does True Image take full advantage of the processor by creating multiple threads?
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello THoff,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Acronis Bootable CD is Linux-based and uses Linux drivers. Currently some drivers may be not optimized for your system that is why the time needed for image creation may be longer than the one under Windows.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
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