Originally Posted by rawfuls
Looks like it just finished and ended with 14.9GB copied, which seems to be what it is.
Took about 45 minutes for 15GB.... is there a way I could speed that up without increasing losses of something else?
I believe his drive is a 80GB... which would take a few hours.. :roll eyes:
Ended with a new prompt line of:
Going to try the image->drive now!
cant get sleep >.<<br />
14.9GB in 45 minutes would mean 45.2Mb/s (=5,65MB/s) and assuming this was a usb stick, this seems to be a decent speed for it. however, (internal) hard disks are usually alot
faster than that so its not necessarily "a few hours". however, this also depends on the destination, which is your external hard drive I suppose? doing internal-to-internal copies are usually alot faster, (easily 10-20x faster than that) so its possible it could be done in even less than what it took with your usb stick
this, however, obviously requires the "original" and the "target" drives to be internal drives, preferably SATA instead of IDE
and about that question; no, there are not really any "easy" way to get a (true) identical copy/backup any faster
oh, and, that
is the new prompt line I was talking about, which indicated the previous command finished and its waiting for a new one (if any)