Could do that in about 2 hours with USB 3.0, but the reason for that transfer is the iomega drive.. It takes about 6 hours to clone my Hitachi to a Seagate drive (200 iso) but it takes about 24 hours to transfer the same iso's from the Hitachi drive to the iomega drive.. Had to do this about 3 times.
Hey guys ive figured out how you can do faster transfers for Usb Drives. Here are some simple steps you might want to consider doing:
1. The first tip and most important is to STOP USING "WBFS MANAGER". There are way better ones out there that transfer at faster rates, the one I use and recommend is called "Wii Backup Manager". This program tells you the rate or how many MB/s you are trasnfering at and how long the transfers will take.
2. Second Important factor is to NOT do transfers using USB connection. If you can, open up the harddrive enclosure and connect the raw harddrive straight to your motherboard. In order for this to work though your motherboard must accept sata connections and not IDE. If your computer is fairly new then you should have sata connection. Look it up on google if you dont know what a sata harddrive looks like compared to a IDE harddrive.
3. Third is to format the drive you are using to fat32 using "Wii Backup Manager" and transfer "WBFS" files instead of the usual "iso" files. So in other words if you are transfering iso's to another harddrive, instead convert those to WBFS files since WBFS transfers are way faster. Just make sure the program you are using like Wiiflow and USB Loader GX can read WBFS files. I use Wiiflow_222 Version. Wiiflow_249 doesnt work.
4. Also consider upgrading your computer specs, I personally bought a computer with a dual processor and 2 gigs of ram and most importantly that it had SATA connection, and with just that alone my transfer speeds went up from 24MB/s to 60MB/s . So that means that now I can fill up a 1.5 Terrabyte in just 5 hours TOPS, instead of the usual 24 hours.
5. Another tip I can give u is to use Windows 7 since supposedly data transfers are faster on Windows 7 then on XP. I havent tested that yet but Im using Windows 7.
6. My final tip, remember to make your computer not sleep after a while of being turned on, if you want, change the settings so that the screen turns off after maybe 10 minutes but whatever you do, dont let it go to sleep because then your data transfers will pause or stop.
I hope this helps you guys and if you have any questions or more tips, please send me a message here @ wiihacks because posting my email addy is a bad idea.or just respond to this thread.
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1. So other than a progress bar and a supposed mb/sec progress xfer graph, your conclusion would be based on real world testing --- or merely bells and whistles that don't mean squat for performance or results?
2. Yes, because every single internal USB drive is secretly SATA (serial ATA) without exception --- thanks for the over-simplification and avoidance of real world.
3. So don't use WBFS to transfer the data, but take extra time and convert to WBFS formatted files/images because 'they transfer way faster." The logic of that statement escapes me, sorry.
4. Increased system memory may indeed help; the bottleneck is both the interface of choice, RPM, and other accompanying limitations or parameters. Also shorter files tend to transfer at different speeds than larger files.
5. Again, you mention something that even yourself admit to not trying. Hey, the world's square --- I really don't know that, but I've heard that. Don't fall off the edge, OK?
6. Sigh; usually disc activity itself prevents a system from entering full sleep mode.
Special bonus fail for "email me back" questions. While I realize you're making an attempt to help or offer advice or guidance, the quality of material you offer is somewhat suspect.
Sorry for my ignorance, please forgive me.
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And most of the points you have made are either covered on the forum already or people know.
Originally Posted by israelgaribaldi
Come off it you said use a higher spec on your pc - Don't most people know if you upgrade your spec then you pc will run faster meaning things will process faster - Its like most people would know if you put a ferrari engine in a skoda the thing will go faster.
Most of us suggest using a fat32 hdd and wbfs files because a wbfs partition is a waste of useful space.
Oh I forgot to say that you are bringing to life a thread that went dead at this date and time ---> 12-15-2010 02:16 PM
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