Backing up to external drive - how long should it take? RRS feed

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    I have tried doing a backup to dvd's however it never recognizes the disks so I thought I would get a 8gb removeable drive to back up to. This has been running for almost 12 hours now. What is considered normal as far as how long it should take? I don't want to let it continue to run and get a comment at the end stating it didn't back up.
    Tuesday, June 17, 2008 2:03 PM


  • Nicole, 12 hours would not be normal, especially since it is only an 8 Gig thumb drive you are using.

    I would expect a backup of under 8 gigs to take no more than half an hour or so, depending on PC speed and if you had a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port.

    Please contact support for help, especially since your problem began with discs not being recognized, too.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2



    Tuesday, June 17, 2008 5:45 PM