How long should it take to back up my HD

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  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    I have a stock iBook with 40GB HD and 27.5 GB used. I recently got an external HD that has firewire 400 and USB 2. Since i wanted to completely copy and make a bootable backup i did that with SuperDuper, which worked well but took about 1 hour and 10 min.

    I was woundering if that was to long or normal? How long should it take? And if it is to long how can i fix it?

    I guess i could look for drivers but the enclosure i bought said it supports OSX. Which it does i guess because it works out of the box but i am not sure if i am getting the full speed i should be. The HD enclosure i got was this one

    Any input is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    It might take long the first time but if Super Duper uses smart backups then the next time you back up it should only take a few mins depending on whats been modified.
    For instance, I backup my home folder. Its 10 gigs and only takes ~8 mins the first time i backup. But then after that it takes about 10 seconds.
     
  3. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    OK, well that is good to know. This was the first time i have done a backup so i am unsure of how long ti should take. I backed up all 27.5 GB to the external over firewire 400 and it took 1 hour and 10 min. this included makeing it a bootable backup.

    Thanks
     

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