Why is winclone so slow?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jerwin, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    I have winclone 7 set up to automatically reimage my bootcamp installation weekly. This has saved my bacon more than once. However, it is extremely slow, and occasionally reduces my imac to a crawl.

    windows partition on a USB3 connected SSD. Backup is to my documents folder (on my fusion drive).

    What's going on?
     
  2. pankaj0008 macrumors newbie

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    On non-ssd drives, WIM-based imaging can be slow. Switch to block-based imaging in preferences before creating the image, and it should be as fast as winclone 5.
     
  3. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816

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    Because you are using Winclone which means it is a clone of real Windows. Of course it will run slow. Duh!
     
  4. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    WinClone is NOT a clone of Windows. It is a macOS native utility to image and restore Windows partitions - FAT and NTFS. I have found it to be superior to Windows native tools.
    It also makes migrating installations easy including to new configurations.
    But you gotta have macOS to run it from.
     
  5. crjackson2134 macrumors 601

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    Clearly you don’t know what WinClone is... It’s a disk cloning tool. Duh!
     
  6. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816

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    I forgot the /s tag
     

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