|03 Apr 2009||#8|
Sorry for not giving enough information. The problem has worked out somewhat but there are still some problems. I am using Windows 7 (Build 7000) on a HP laptop. The hard drive is a Western Digital Mybook and the speeds are awfully slow. Copying from my computer to the drive is fairly fast (20-30MBps) but the other way around I am always getting speeds below 1MBps. What could the problem be? I have run a SMART check and it failed... Is there anything I can do to fix the hard drive or do you guys think the problem is Windows 7 related? I have tried connecting the drive to XP desktops and the results are quite surprising. On the first desktop I get a "invalid parameter" or "Input Output" error and on the other desktop everything works slightly faster than on the windows 7 one. However, my windows 7 laptop has much better hardware which is why I am expecting better performance than on the working XP dekstop...
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|04 Apr 2009||#10|
This is why I like commercial backup programs like acronis true image (this also backups partition and disk images - but that's another topic).
(Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis)
Select backup data -- select the files you want and point to your new drive
Choose NO Compression then it will copy the files as they are quite quickly.
If you choose compression copy to a "Staging device" ( i.e any spare directory) and the choose Restore to your new disk. Now you've got a backup copy as well -- perfect.
(Added -- if your Ipod is recognized as an external disc you can "backup" files to this as well - choose NO Compression. Note this doesn't alter the compression of the music files if they are already compressed. It just copies the source files to the target Ipod).
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