SSD to SSD in less than four minutes!

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by ratchet, Sep 19, 2012.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    I built an external HD using a 2.5" USB 3 to SATA III external enclosure and a 60GB SSD. I actually forgot to enable the USB boost feature on my ASUS motherboard but using Paragon I imaged my 120GB SSD (between 30 and 35 used) system in less than four minutes. I didn't try a restore. I post this only to suggest such a setup if you are interested in gaining some speed. The enclosure was on sale for around $16 and 60GB SSDs are now $50 or less.
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Jan 28, 2005
    NSW, Australia

    Sounds good. How large was the image? That will let us work out a MB/sec transfer rate.
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    I image the 100gb os partition, of which approx. 40gb is used in about the same time to a backup partition, from one mechanical disk to another.
  4. Isso

    Isso Developer

    Mar 28, 2009
    I agree SSD rocks! I have two internal OCZ SSDs and backup speed is about 380 MB/sec that allows me to do a full image of 30 GB worth of data in the system drive in only about a minute!

    One might think that SSDs are not reliable for backup - but I have a system with Crucial C300 SSD that is working under quite high load 24/7 for almost two years already - not even a single glitch!

    Price is the only problem I think for now, but it's quickly going down.
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