Carbon Copy

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by h0e0h, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

    h0e0h

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    Any reasons/suggestions why Carbon Copy is takin FOREVER to clone my HD. I just bought this 2.0 160gig External and it is takin FOREVER. Does it usually take this long? I'm tryin to copy it so i can do a clean install of Tiger, but at this rate OS 11.49 will be out...
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

    daveL

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    First, USB 2.0 isn't very good for continuous high throughput transfers, regardless of the 480 Mbit/sec spec (this is really just a max burst rate, not a sustained rate). You'd do a lot better with Firewire400 or 800. Secondly, you didn't say how much data you are transferring. I just CC'd my drive, for the same reason, last weekend. I have a DP 2.5 GHz G5 and an external FW backup drive (7200 RPM). It still took well over an hour to do the backup.

    Edit: Forget to say I backed up 100 GB.
     
  3. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Edit: Dup of post below due to continued MR server issues.
     
  4. h0e0h thread starter macrumors 6502a

    h0e0h

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    i didn't realize that my users folder w/ all the iTunes and iPhoto stuff was on the clone list... my bad
     

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