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Windows 7: Whats your SSD image creation time

11 Apr 2011   #1
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 
Whats your SSD image creation time in GB/min - GB/sec

Whats your SSD image creation time in GB/min or GB/sec

Note: This thread is only intended to measure the "Performance" of how fast your SSD can create an image and nothing more, Any other questions should be posted in the Backup and Restore forum where they can be properly answered.

With the advent of SSD technology and blazing fast speeds images are now created in mere minutes.

To see the image creation time the relevant information should be available at the completion of a newly created Image or from the log files of a previous Image created. If not than you can still use information in the log files to calculate this.

For my particular calculation I opened the log file noting the difference between the start and finish time of a selected image. Also noted the amount of data on the drive (before compression) in GB that was backed up.

I mounted a previous image to determine this, also it may be listed in the log.

In my example below I have used the free Acronis True Image WD Edition. Any free software that lists a Completion time or start time and finish time + amount of data will suffice.

Whats your SSD image creation time-2011-04-11_082916.pngWhats your SSD image creation time-2011-04-11_085032.png

So 3:34:46 (Finish time) - 3:27:35 (Start time) = 7:11 min (overall creation time)
and uncompressed Image size of 65.6 GB

Finally we must calculate the image creation time of the image in GB/min by dividing Image size by overall creation time
65.6
----- = 9.23 GB/min
7.11




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11 Apr 2011   #2
01101001

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I use the paid version of Macrium and like the free version it
states the image ceation time at completion. Anyhoo, here are
my times etc:

Macrium Reflect (Complete Edition)

Source: C: (OS and Programs only)

"Image Completed Successfully in 00:01:23"

+image verification @ 49sec

10.3Gb of data @ 1.2 Gb/s

Image size 3.31Gb

Cheers!
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11 Apr 2011   #3
Taliseian

Win 7 SP1
 
 

I apologize for the momentary hijack, but I have a question about imaging programs and SSD drives.

When making the image, do you image the entire drive including the System Reserved area, or just the regular partition.

Thanks in advance....

T
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11 Apr 2011   #4
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 01101001 View Post
I use the paid version of Macrium and like the free version it
states the image ceation time at completion. Anyhoo, here are
my times etc:

Macrium Reflect (Complete Edition)

Source: C: (OS and Programs only)

"Image Completed Successfully in 00:01:23"

+image verification @ 49sec

10.3Gb of data @ 1.2 Gb/s

Image size 3.31Gb

Cheers!
Thats fast = 8.4 Gb/min

Most do give the time at Image completion or even in the log files if your lucky, but if not that would mean creating a new image to see the completion time which would be impractical for this thread so the log files + basic arithmetic were used as I missed snipping the initial completion screen when Image was created or I want to reference another previously created Image.
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11 Apr 2011   #5
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Taliseian View Post
I apologize for the momentary hijack, but I have a question about imaging programs and SSD drives.

When making the image, do you image the entire drive including the System Reserved area, or just the regular partition.

Thanks in advance....

T
The tutorials and 2 top Stickies of the Backup and Restore forum should answer all of your questions.

The purpose of this thread was only to measure how fast can your SSD make an Image and nothing more.
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11 Apr 2011   #6
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using Acronis True Image Home 2010
(Couldn't find the data transfer rate)
Backup performed 4/9/11 & 2 minutes, 1 second total time

A full sector-by-sector image on 4/1/11:
Start time: 10:12:14
End time: 10:26:44


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Whats your SSD image creation time-used-space.png 
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11 Apr 2011   #7
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
I'm using Acronis True Image Home 2010
(Couldn't find the data transfer rate)
Backup performed 4/9/11 & 2 minutes, 1 second total time

A full sector-by-sector image on 4/1/11:
Start time: 10:12:14
End time: 10:26:44
mpcrsc562 Your Data transfer rate/Image Creation rate in GB/min would be:

Total data/Used space divided by total time

IE: 23GB divided by 2 minutes = 12.5 GB/min.
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