I have pruned my hard disk and archived a lot of my video files, this has left my C:drive storing 252 GB out of a total capacity of 1..15 TB. I have now backed up the C:drive to an external hard drive (I
and the backup has a total volume of 452 GB. Incidentally, it took nearly 4 hours to carry out the backup even though there was already a previous system backup on that hard drive (I
. Why is the new backup so large and why did the process take so long?
I have carried out a search in the Forums but I have not found an article that answers my questions.
My System: Dell Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core 3.2 GHz processor. 6.0GB memory. 1.15 GB hard drive, 1.5 GB Toshiba external hard drive I, 1.0TB Toshiba external hard drive (J:.K:,L , 500 GB Iomega external hard drive (M. Dell 922 Scanner/Printer.