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    Almost 24hrs later, WBFS cloning's complete...

    I really wish I took a screenshot of the WBFS screen before it finished cloning a hard drive. It took 22hrs and 46 mins or so to clone a terabyte HD. I've partitioned 4gigs for the Homebrew, emulators, roms, etc and the rest to the isos (461 games). I didn't know it would take this long, but it did.

    My question, and bare with me here...i'm a noob and not the most computer savvy, but why the hell did it take this long?

    HD being cloned is a Seagate model ST310005EXA101-RK.
    Data Transfer Rate: 480Mbps Maximum External
    Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm

    HD cloning to is an iomega eGo desktop HD
    Same specs as above.

    Now for computer specs lol...

    eMachines T3062 (yes, it's old but it's treated me very well, til now =b)
    AMD Athlon XP 3000+
    2.17 GHz, 960 MB of RAM
    Windows XP with 160GB HDD

    Can anyone please explain why it took this long? How does the transfer work, with relation to the PC and it's attributes?

    I'm not sure if my PC is USB 2.0 or not. How do you tell? I know that would make a HUGE difference, correct?

    Someone pls explain. thanks

    EDIT: Just found all the specs for this PC. http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/ema...-31604278.html
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    It just takes long. I know my friend did the same thing with about 100 fewer games and it took 18 hours. If you're complaining you're nuts!!!

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    24 hours with a full Terabyte of transfer would be some 11MB per second average. Good thing you do have USB2 otherwise transferring a Terabyte would take almost 10 days.

    Would have expected it to be faster though, but the data must copy to PC first, effectively reducing the speed of transfer by around 2.5 times.
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    thought it was just me that took a long time, about 17 hours to do 148 games on a friends p.c.

    makes me feel better

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    took me 6 hours to do 181 games same make of harddrive to same

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainham boy View Post
    thought it was just me that took a long time, about 17 hours to do 148 games on a friends p.c.

    makes me feel better
    I transferred 461 games though

    Thanks for the replies, guys. Makes me feel better knowing it's normal and I'm glad my PC is USB 2.0. Maybe a faster processor and maybe more RAM? We'll I'm glad it's over with and I'm my nephews favorite uncle now

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    I do 452 games in 18 hours consistantly, I think it depends on the USB port used.

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    No offence but why so many games. 461 that's mad. You are obviously someone who just downloads any game. Have you ever tried to complete any?
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    i know this is an older thread but i found a faster way to do it that works. i started a thread about this on here before but i can't find it anymore.
    raw copy a wbfs drive and get rid of the usb enclosure to do it.
    sata to sata.
    i can do 1.5 tb drive in 5.5 hours.
    it beats the hell out of the 26 hours it was taking me before.

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    How do you do faster transfers?

    Quote Originally Posted by smuddge View Post
    i know this is an older thread but i found a faster way to do it that works. i started a thread about this on here before but i can't find it anymore.
    raw copy a wbfs drive and get rid of the usb enclosure to do it.
    sata to sata.
    i can do 1.5 tb drive in 5.5 hours.
    it beats the hell out of the 26 hours it was taking me before.
    Hey man, did you manage to figure out how to transfer more quickly. I know that one
    obvious step is to connect both sata to your motherboard and do a transfer that way.
    I also was thinking you can make an Image of the hard-drive and copy it onto the second hard-drive. I noticed you were talking about that but you never mentioned if it worked. So where you succesful? Thanks for the help.

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