Restoring data take too much time...why is that?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by sawadin, Sep 29, 2011.

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  1. sawadin

    sawadin Registered Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    I have installed my new hard disk to my pc and trying to restore my image data back from external hard disk which has my data in it .
    I insert the progan boot CD into my cd drive that I created before to reboot .
    after started the to restore the progress Information windows shows the time as: 17:02:15 .....does this mean that it is going to take restoring for 17 days?
    if yes why it is so slow ?
    my hard disk image is only 60GIG.
    I can't believe this.
    please someone tell me what can I do for fast result.
  2. wptski

    wptski Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    Those numbers 17 hrs, 2 minutes and 15 seconds but that's only a rough estimate and they will normally go down after starting the process.
  3. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Like wptski says, this number is a just a wild starting point. The actual number is determined by a running average calculaton which gets more accurate as the process proceeds.

    However, the recovery environment is Linux and if there isn't good driver support for your hardware the time to restore can be long. A very rough estimate for the time to do a recovery might be something like twice as long as it took to create the archive using Windows.

    An option that usually provides improved performance is to use the WinPE recovery CD available with the paid versions. WinPE is a Windows enviroment and it therefore uses Windows drivers so it takes any of the Linux driver issues out of the problem.

    One thing you might consider trying if nothing is making sense is to plug the external USB drive into a rear USB connector. Sometimes drives are not recognized as USB2 drives because of the extra cable length to the front-panel USB connectors. USB 1 is 40X slower than USB2.
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