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Windows 7: Best way to sync two disk drives?

22 Dec 2010   #21
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by turbostream View Post
Was a bit curious about the transfer speed between two WD disks. Motherboard and disks support speeds up to 3Gb/s bit I only get around 70-80MB/s.
That's the theoretical speed...not the actual speed. 70-80 MB/s doesn't sound bad at all.

The beauty of SyncToy is that your backups are in a usable form as well, so if your main computer goes belly up, you can plug your backup drive into another computer and acces your data without any extra software.


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22 Dec 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by turbostream View Post
So I got the disk a bit late and installed SyncToy. Seems to be working quite well. Thanks a lot for your help.

Was a bit curious about the transfer speed between two WD disks. Motherboard and disks support speeds up to 3Gb/s bit I only get around 70-80MB/s.
That is the maximum speed at which a 7200 RPM spinning disk can transfer data. If you like faster, I recommend this beauty - best in a USB3 enclosure. There is also a 3.5" version.
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22 Dec 2010   #23
turbostream

Win 7
 
 

No, this speed is fine to me. Was just curious about that. Actually I bought the WD Green Edition. They advertised it as more quiet than others.
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22 Dec 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by turbostream View Post
No, this speed is fine to me. Was just curious about that. Actually I bought the WD Green Edition. They advertised it as more quiet than others.
Right, the Raptors make a racket.
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