Quote: Originally Posted by dunderhead
I'm trying to copy a DVD catalogue with over 30,000 product images onto a USB backup drive. Windows 7 Explorer cannot seem to do this. It copied some of the files but then just stopped copying.
I rebooted my machine and tried to copy the files again but Windows reports that it's going to take almost 4 hours to copy! I suspect, however, that it will fail again to complete the task. The backup device has a data transfer rate of 450Mbps so it really shouldn't take that long, surely?
Is there other software I should use that's better than Windows Explorer? Or some other method to accomplish what I would have expected to be a simple task?
It's a "Roundabout" way but this should work and be quite fast.
If you have a decent backup program (NOT WINDOWS STANDARD BACKUP) that is capable of copying DATA as well as just "Imaging" a disk / partition then this method will work quickly and easily.
I'm using ACRONIS but any decent commercial backup program will work similarly.
1) Backup the data to a spare area on any disk. The file will be called something like xxxx.tib in the case of acronis.
2) Now Restore the data to your USB device.
Job done --easily and very quickly normally.