GT Brain Trust - Copying 60 gigs of Data?

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  1. GAtkins

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    Greetings:

    Does anyone have an estimate of how long it might take to copy 60 gigs of data from an internal harddrive to an external harddrive assuming both have a speed of 7,200 rpm and using a USB connection?

    Or are there any sites you can point me to that would estimate this amount of time necessary?

    Thanks in advance.

    Glenn
     
  2. HerrGlock

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    Can you put the second HDD into the machine and copy it like that, then take it out and put it where it needs to go?
     

  3. HerrGlock

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    USB 1.1 12Mbits/s (1.5MBytes/s)
    USB 2.0 480Mbits/s (60MBytes/s)
     
  4. GAtkins

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    Thanks.

    How do I tell if I have USB 1 or 2?

    Glenn
     
  5. HerrGlock

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    Windows? I don't have a clue. :supergrin:

    It should say it on the HDD case.

    I was wiping a hard drive today, 120 Gig. Before I found a no hard drive laptop, I was stuck with USB 1.1. It got stopped about three hours into it after only having wiped about 12 Gig.
     
  6. ax157

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    With USB 2.0 (which you quite possibly could be looking at). Probably under an hour.


    With USB 1.0, probably over 12 hours.
     
  7. gwalchmai

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    Email it to yourself?
     
  8. HerrGlock

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    Ummmm, 60 gig? Now THAT'S an email :animlol:
     
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    I guarantee you that someone in my office would try it. ;)
     
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    ...as would one of my clients!:animlol: :animlol:
     
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    before i left for lunch this afternoon, i started copying 73GB from a computer to an external harddrive on a usb interface. it was done when i got back from lunch. and it wasn't even a two martini lunch, if you catch my drift.

    shouldn't take too long, mate. cheers
     
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    Someone in mine has!!
     
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    The "Data" on my work PC is about 60 Gigs - while I agree my 2.0 USB hard drive should take about an hour to copy that data, for my system it takes more time than that (two hours perhaps? I did not time it.) I used to back up on DVDs, and it was a major pain. Wish I had gone the USB hard drive route a long time ago!
     
  14. Gallium

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    Safest way is to print everything or write it out, that way you have a physical copy of it.

    Re-entering the data in your other computer could be time consuming though...


    :)


    If you have backup software that is intelligent enough to write to a USB device, or if you have a file/disk based utility like Acronis, that would be the way to go.

    'Drew
     
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    I recently copied 2.34GBs from our older servers which turned out to have USB 1.0. (7200RPM external drive.) I left it for last thinking that it would be a quick job. Boy was I wrong. It took almost 2 hours. I think it was right at 1 hour, 45 minutes. (The server was doing a small amount of other functions in the background.) I HATED IT!

    I copied the same data + another 1-2GB or so on to our new server with 2.0 and it took less than 10 minutes!!!!!!! If time is an issue (and you have USB 1.0) you might want to consider installing a 2.0 card.

    KRS
     
  16. Deanster

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    1-2 hours on a USB2 interface - depending on whether it's a bunch of teeny little files or a smaller number of large ones. Teeny files have a lot of overhead, so take longer for the same size of data transfer.

    Other variables apply, but I'll stick by my 1-2 hour estmate.

    The rest of your natural life on USB 1 - or at least it'll feel like it.
     
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    whats the processor speed and amount of ram available. will the machine have other processes happening at the same time?

    It took me 20 minutes on my machine the other day to transfer 50 gigs of music to my secondary drive. it would have been quicker but i was busy with other stuff too
     
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    I had it happen once..

    Well a 7 gig email of videos and pics from a vacation..

    And they called wondering why their internet was so slow :freak:
     
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    Hmm, when I restore my backup files(around 70gigs) from my USB drive, it usually doesn't take that long. My computer shows my USB controller as 1.1. Just for grins, I just transferred a folder from my USB drive, to my main drive, 15 files, 12gigs.... Took a little less than 8min, and I was still doing other things when I was doing this.

    YMMV

    IGF
     
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    This needs to be in the tech talk section. :thumbsup: