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Acronis backs up so quickly? + How best to copy many files?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by OM2, Aug 19, 2018.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2007
    It will backup 100GB in minutes - say 20 min.

    If I try to copy 20,000 files, then this would take for eternity.
    So... I guess this is because it does it file by file?

    Question: how do I quickly copy many files to an external hard drive for example in the quickest way?
    Just guessing, could I zip to the drive? Would that work?

  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    If your external drive is connected via USB 2.0, the maximum theoritical speed is 60 megabytes per second (MBps). USB 3.0 is over 10 times as fast at 640 MBps.
  3. Noyb

    Noyb Trusted Advisor

    May 25, 2005
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    It's my experience that number of files does seem to make a big difference ... Imaging or Copying.
    Cloning a new HDD is different story .. but won't work for a part of a drive.
    I have twin 1TB HDDs for my data only.
    Then Cloning is the best/fastest way to create a new drive with many files.
    Last time I did this ... I'm thinking I did about 700gb .. in around 20 min.
    But I didn't stay around to watch the pot boil :D

    If you can't clone ..... Try just coping in smaller quantities.
    It feels like the slow down seems to be windows organizing what to do.
    Try to not confuse it :D

    I may have to replace (Clone) a new 1TB HDD in a couple days ...70,000 files & 377GB
    I'll check back and let you know.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
  4. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    If the image you made includes those 20,000 files you don't need to copy them again just mount the image and the files will be available.
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