External backup - speed options ?

  setecio 16:37 09 Apr 08
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It seems that backing up 50Gig (6,000 files) via USB2 to an external hard drive (eg WD mybook) is quite slow (took about 2 hours).

Are there any ways of speeding up the transfer and is 2 hours around the right 'real world' time to transfer this amount ?

  ACOLYTE 16:39 09 Apr 08

I would say 2 hours is quite fast to back up 50 Gig of stuff,think of the time it would take you to download 50 Gig from the WWW.

  wee eddie 16:39 09 Apr 08

Verification!

  setecio 19:08 09 Apr 08

I can easily accept it would take hours to download 50gig across the net from the other side of the world.

It just seems slow to take 2 hous to transfer 50gig to an external hard drive half a metre away.

What other transfer option are open to companies where regular multi gig transfers are required ?

  setecio 11:28 12 Apr 08

eSata seems to be an improvement for the future.

  Quiller. 13:28 12 Apr 08

'It just seems slow to take 2 hous to transfer 50gig to an external hard drive half a metre away.'

thats about right for a usb 2.0 connection. Around 15 MB/s. Think about firewire 2 or as mentioned eSATA raid.

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  Quiller. 13:29 12 Apr 08

they were the read charts.

These are the write to charts. click here

  setecio 18:30 13 Apr 08

17MB/s is about 1GB/min >>> 50Gig ~ 50 minutes

So mine must have been averaging around 7 MB/s (quite slow)

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