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Windows 7: Backup and restore stupidly slow....

09 May 2010   #1
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Backup and restore stupidly slow....

title says it all.... i started a weekly backup at 18.45PM its now 21.55 and its only 40% done, its not exactly a huge amount of data, only 95GB

any help on this? im sorry but it shouldnt take 3 hours (and counting) to backup 95GB worth of data right? when i actually put it all on there (from my old HDD) the initial transfer took about half an hour....

oh and its going from 1 SATA HDD to another if it helps, actual transfer rate between the two normally evens out at about 70MB/s

any ideas how to speed it up?


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09 May 2010   #2
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Check the actual data that's being copied using "Resource monitor", if it's a lot of small files (text files, office documents, pictures, etc... small files) then the backup WILL take time, reading small files is hard for mechanical disk, even SSD has problems with that kind of workload...

zzz2496
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09 May 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i suspect your on the money there.... its done now finally, the bit that took time was my data partition, which as you said, is alot of documents, pictures, videos etc. the system image took about 5 minutes,
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