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Windows 7: Image your system with free Macrium

15 Jul 2013   #1141
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Macrium is the same. The default setting gives a slightly bigger file than maximum but takes a lot longer to back up. I haven't compared restore times but I would expect something similar.
I get ~3 GB/min when imaging/restoring from within Windows (using Default compression).

It seems to be slower when I restore using the Linux Recovery Disc.

Obviously hardware will have an effect on the time (i.e. how fast your HDD/SSD is).


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15 Jul 2013   #1142
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A full Macrium restore of the OS only (20GB image) takes a bit less than 15 minutes on my system.
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23 Jul 2013   #1143
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

I got rid of a few apps I don't use and now Macrium takes just over 12 mins to reinstall my OS
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23 Jul 2013   #1144
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have only used the Macrium WinPE to restore with and ~20GB took 12 minutes last time, to an SSD.
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24 Jul 2013   #1145
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I have only used the Macrium WinPE to restore with and ~20GB took 12 minutes last time, to an SSD.
That's about the right time. I got similar times with 20GB images and the SSD - from an external USB attached disk. But if the image is on an internal disk, it is faster.
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24 Jul 2013   #1146
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I have an internal backup HDD that I store backup HDD images on (as well as keeping backups of the backup HDD images on external HDDs).

That would explain why my backup speeds are higher.
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24 Jul 2013   #1147
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I have an internal backup HDD that I store backup HDD images on (as well as keeping backups of the backup HDD images on external HDDs).

That would explain why my backup speeds are higher.
Definitely, an internal disk or an eSata disk as backup medium will give you best performance. A USB3 attached disk, although faster as per the specifications, is really slower than eSata in real life. And a USB2 attached disk is constrained by it's 480Mb transfer rate.
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24 Jul 2013   #1148
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Granted, an internal disk will be faster, but one that is kept externally is safer. An e-SATA connected external disk is the best of both worlds; speed plus safety. I cheated; when I built my desktop, I installed a 3.5" hot swap bay in the front panel (the case already had a 2.5" hot swap bay installed) and all I have to do is just plug a bare drive into the bay, run the backup, shut down Macrium Reflect to ensure nothing is being written to the HDD, then remove the HDD and put it away (I have an antistatic foam "eggcrate" in a drawer to keep my local backup drives in). I get the speed of an internal without having to horse around with an external dock, e-SATA cable, and PSU with the safety and portability of an external drive.
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24 Jul 2013   #1149
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I cheated; when I built my desktop, I installed a 3.5" hot swap bay in the front panel
That was sneaky and is certainly the best of all worlds.
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24 Jul 2013   #1150
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
I got rid of a few apps I don't use and now Macrium takes just over 12 mins to reinstall my OS
That is from external HDD to SSD (comp spec in - My System Specs)
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