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How much time will it take to backup 49GB? Here are the details:

  • Windows 7
  • Dual core CPU 2.50 GHz
  • 2GB memory

I'll use the free version of Macrium Reflect. I will back it up to a Seagate portable hard-drive. I have installed: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, NetBeans, and some CS4 Master Collection products. I only need to backup one partition.

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Average Write speed with Compression would be 300MB/Min, calculate :)

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300MB/min = 5MB/sec? That seems pretty slow to me. I would think 20-50MB/sec (1200-3000MB/min) would be more correct. But I've never used 'macrium reflect' before, so it might be slow. – davr Mar 22 '10 at 23:29
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Yes, You need to calculate the time for COmpression.. I guess it would be around 300-450 MB/m – Srin Mar 24 '10 at 19:18

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