Restoring my data - taking 18 hours?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PMcCarthy89, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. PMcCarthy89 macrumors newbie

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    So I'm restoring my data (roughly 78GB) because, when trying to partition my disk, I got the annoying "large files cannot be moved blah blah" error. So I backed up (which took almost 5 hours), formatted, and am now currently restoring, at an estimated time of 18-21 hours (it fluctuates, even said 1 day 5 hours at one point). I'm using an old LaCie 120 External, a few years old, but at the least it should be 5400 RPM. Is there a problem that's causing it to take this long, or is this normal?

    Oh, I forgot to list specs. On the 2.4 ghz Core 2 Duo, 2GB ram, 8600m GT model.
     
  2. jpefjr macrumors regular

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    Assuming it takes 20 hours to restore 78GB that's approximately 1 MB per second which does seem slow. Is the LaCie a USB drive?
     
  3. PMcCarthy89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No it's firewire. It seems to have just jumped down to 4 hours, so that's a relief. Let's just hope it stays down there =)
     
  4. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    the estimated time on these things is so random and crazy, I would worry about it too much. It should finish in about 3-4 hours.
     

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