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