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Re: Vista7: Wanna back up your data? Better take a holiday...

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____/ Richard Rasker on Wednesday 23 Jun 2010 19:13 : \____

> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/22/windows_7_backup/
>   Windows 7 Backup gets users' backs up
>   Worst. Thing. Ever.
>   By Chris Mellor
>   Posted in Storage, 22nd June 2010 16:28 GMT
>   Windows 7 Backup is getting trashed in a Microsoft forum for being
>   unbelievably bad and stupefyingly slow.
>   Users are posting stories that should defy belief. Jon Hell posted on
>   April 23 that he is backing up 900GB of data on a quad core PC with 7GB of
>   RAM; "After twenty four hours Windows Backup had managed to complete 18
>   per cent of the backup, but after forty eight hours, it had got even
>   slower, and had only reached 23 per cent of the full backup."
> Lessee ... 18 percent of 900GB in 24 hours equals ~2MBps data transfer rate.
>   He gave up and changed to Acronis True Image Home which completed the
>   backup in six hours. His conclusion about Windows Backup? "It is an
>   insult."
> Yup, that's the good 'ole Microsoft quality as I know it.
> Richard Rasker

Vista had throughput issues as well (well publicised). Vista7 is work in progress.

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