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2stepbay
11-23-2005, 08:29 PM
Hi Dave,

Initial backups ran smoothly for both iMac and iBook. Used Smart Update. Faster times than previous version. I'll post times next time I bu. Also, I'll get a bit more creative with some of the new features after I have a look at the manual. :rolleyes:

The new screens and information provided are great additions. Nice to know what is happening. Also, repairing permissions as an option is a real ++++.

Thanks so much for your creative efforts in making a great product even better. Glad you increased the price. Your skills deserve a just reward. :p

My external HD thanks you, and so do I!!!! :D

dnanian
11-23-2005, 08:34 PM
Glad you're enjoying using it! Sorry it took so long, but there are a huge number of changes in there...

2stepbay
11-24-2005, 02:32 PM
Here's the copy time for my G5 iMac (did not repair permissions)


Disk size 232.76 gb/ used 43.9 gb
size of partition 60 gb
LaCie d2 firewire 160 gb

Smart Update
Files evaluated 193,858
Copied - 560
avg speed 220
time 3:24

Best time I've seen with this app. Seems whatever was creating long copy times in the previous version have been fixed! :D

I'll post back with my iBook times.

Curious: what is the read speed when a file is being copied? Does it vary based on file type? Also, other than copying files, is there any other factor slowing the read speed from Firewire's optimum?

dnanian
11-24-2005, 02:38 PM
Cool, glad things are going well.

The FW interface speed doesn't have much to do with it, since there are a lot of processes running, etc... the value in SD! is fun to look at though -- feel free to compete with your friends! :)

2stepbay
11-24-2005, 04:02 PM
Disk size 37.14 gb/ used 13.45 gb
size of partition 40 gb
LaCie d2 firewire 160 gb

Smart Update
Files evaluated 146,309
Copied - 358
avg speed 44.34 MB/s
time 5:00

A bit slower than the G5, but hey, 5 minutes is pretty good. :cool:

dnanian
11-24-2005, 07:02 PM
Not bad at all!