Speed of Macrium backup using rescue media vs Macrium in win 10?

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  1. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    I've run Macrium from the media in the past and haven't noticed a time difference. I didn't time it or anything, but it wasn't the night and day difference you are hoping for.

    How big are the hard drives that you are backing up. And how much data is on them? On my son's system, he has 2 drives. Both 1TB. The first is his OS drive, his apps and his data files. The second drive is basically for games. When we take system images, we typically only backup the 1st drive. It's only the first drive that we need for booting, it's the one most likely impacted by updates, etc. We can restore the 1st drive, and everything on the second remains the same and available. If anything where to happen to the 2nd drive, it just means re-installing a game again...which isn't the end of the world.

    If you are backing up a very large amount of data, and then doing it through USB 2.0 speeds, you certainly will see a much slower result than many here.

    When you are backing up via Macrium, approximately how fast does it say it's going (in the bottom of the screen). I usually see about 1GB/s, as it's backing up via USB 3 and also managing good compression on the OS drive. My USB 3 drive typically gives me a solid 110MB/sec throughput. USB 2 for me is around 30, so almost 4 times slower.
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  2. Posts : 1,962
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    " compare the speed "...........nope , I have not installed the program , only using the Resque-CD , which ( imo) is best , and fastest !
    Installing the program , sometimes , for making a new CD ( if neccesary !) in VM .
    No need for the program installed , if you have a Resque-CD , coz its all you need for backup/restore !!
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  3. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    pietcorus2 said:
    if you have a Resque-CD , coz its all you need for backup/restore !!
    What is this Resque-CD that you are mentioning? I did a google search on Resque-CD, but didn't turn up anything.
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  4. Posts : 4,155
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11

    Spell Check = Rescue-CD
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  5. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    Kyhi said:
    Spell Check = Rescue-CD
    Ah thanks. It was always mentioned as Resque so I thought maybe it was something different.
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  6. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    Golden said:
    What size is the partition you are imaging?
    pparks1 said:
    How big are the hard drives that you are backing up. And how much data is on them?
    You have not yet responded to these questions and they are rather fundamental to the discussion.

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  7. Posts : 1,656
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    comcom said:
    Have you tried to compare the speed of backup using Macrium rescue cd vs using Macrium inside Windows 10?
    @comcom : the speed difference is imperceptible - I have used both methods. There are fundamentally only two things that affect the speed of the imaging:

    1. Size of disk/partition/data being imaged;
    2. The type and connection of device being imaged too
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  8. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (19045.4474)

    I back up a 180 Gb SSD with approx. 20 used Gbs (yeah, I keep it clean) to a 10 year old (at least) 980 Gb HD via USB. The back up is approx. 10 Gbs in size and takes 9-10 minutes.
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  9. Posts : 928
    Win 10

    comcom said:
    Backing up to WD external hard disk 2.5 inch, connected via USB cable.
    Does your computer have USB3.0 ports and is your external USB 3 ?
    Are you trying to use the computer at the same time?
    Now how much used space is on the drive and is it an SSD or a regular drive. Is it a 5400 or 7200 rpm drive if a regular drive.
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  10. Posts : 7,964
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

    My Reflect backups to an external drive are much faster but I made sure to use a USB 3.0 drive connected to a USB 3.0 port
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