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randyharris
07-20-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm wondering why it is that I can image a Windows machine in about 1/10th the time it takes to image my Mac (transfer rate is like 200MBps using either Acronis TrueImage or Ghost on my windows machine - I get more like 12 to 19Mbps with SuperDuper! to my external FW400 drive.)

Are my SD! speeds of 12 - 19mbps in the range that others are seeing to an external FW400 drive? Just curious why imaging is so much faster on a windows box, in general Mac's seem faster than Windows machines when it comes to disk performance.

dnanian
07-20-2007, 08:42 PM
TrueImage and Ghost are copying at a very low-level and have a certain amount of OS support... we copy file-by-file. But, Smart Update should be running faster than 12-19MB/s...

randyharris
07-21-2007, 12:45 AM
effective on smart update may be higher, but I'm referring to a full erase and image when I get 12 - 19

dnanian
07-21-2007, 08:13 AM
That's about what I'd expect, Randy.

randyharris
07-21-2007, 09:32 AM
That's about what I'd expect, Randy.

good to know, thanks.