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Windows 7: Slow image restore from one partition to another on the same drive.

04 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic
Slow image restore from one partition to another on the same drive.

Three cases here:

Case 1:
Samsung entry level AMD laptop bought in 2011. Image backup of partition C (30GB) to partition D on the same physical drive is quick, takes 10 min. Restore is quick too, takes about 25 min.

Case 2:
Asus mid-range i3 laptop bought in 2012. Image backup of C (30GB) to D on the same physical drive is quick. However, restore takes 3 hours!
My solution is to copy the image folder to an external HDD and restore partition C from that external HDD instead (with USB3.0 drivers loaded during restoring). it takes 8 min to complete restore.

Case 3:
Fujitse mid-range i3 latpop bought last month. It's the same case as Case 2.

My question: Do I need to load special drivers for restoring image from one partition to another on the same physical HDD?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2014   #2
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Probably a controller difference between the different PC's. You found a solution - use a different drive.
It's not a good idea to keep the image on the same physical drive anyway.
Never heard of using different HD drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Slow image restore from one partition to another on the same drive.

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