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Backup time too long?

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#1 LonghornJ


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

Is this normal or something is wrong?  It's my second time trying to backup my C drive that is a bit over 1TB in size.  The first time took about four days before my computer shut down on its own.  It does that from time to time, and that's a different story I need to figure out why (It usually does whenever I have too many apps open).  Anyway, the second time, I reformatted the external drive (because it was corrupted when the computer shut down unexpectedly) and started the backup process again. It's now on the third day and is only 42% complete.  How long should it usually take to back up 1TB on a 2.0 USB external drive?


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:31 AM

Yesterday...I backed up (cloned one hard drive of 1TB and made image backup of another 1TB drive) and the total time to do both ops using Macrium Reflect was about 6 hours, with some delay due to fact that I had to change the destination of the backup file when my choice ran out of space.


I don't use USB drives, all drives are connected directly to motherboard.



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