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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:06 am

how long does it take you to backup?

When you do system back ups of your PC, how long does it take?
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Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:30 am

Re: how long does it take you to backup?

It can take many hours.
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Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:05 am

Re: how long does it take you to backup?

Mine is starting to take a few hours now as well. Not sure if using an external SSD would help.
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Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:29 am

Re: how long does it take you to backup?

I think external hard drive maybe set to run at a lower speed to prevent overheating.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:59 am

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froggyboy604 wrote:I think external hard drive maybe set to run at a lower speed to prevent overheating.


that be a first of me hearing it if true.
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Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:45 am

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Skeithex wrote:that be a first of me hearing it if true.


I think many hard drives have a temperature sensor, and I think the hard drive's firmware or the PC operating system can slowdown the speed of the motor and microchips when the temperature becomes very hot.

Some usb hard drives also use slower 5200 RPM/revolution per minute hard drives which use less power, and may run cooler because they spin slower. 5200 RPM hard drives maybe cheaper since they spin slower than 7200RPM hard drives.
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Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:41 am

Re: how long does it take you to backup?

I can see why they would do that, I know with SSDs, they seem to get rather hot at times.
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:23 am

Re: how long does it take you to backup?

I agree, SSDs can get very hot. I wonder if SSD lower the speed when it is getting very hot.
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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:00 am

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froggyboy604 wrote:I agree, SSDs can get very hot. I wonder if SSD lower the speed when it is getting very hot.


I would think it would kill its speed.
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Post Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:01 am

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Skeithex wrote:I would think it would kill its speed.


I agree it would kill the speed. Slowing a SSD may also extend the SSD life a little bit.
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