11-01-2010 07:22 PM
I have a Seagate Hard drive , which is one of the HDs who have firmware problems. I did , however updated it to the lastest firmware, the problem seems to be fixed. but yesterday my HD suddenly started to make bigger noise and became very slow. I gave up fixing it ,and only want to get all the files out.
I tried to copy all the 360Gb of files to another disk. but the process was just taking too long, the copy speed is only 500Kb/sec..
So I'm wondering if it is better to backup the files by using Ghost. Should I use the " One Time Backup" ? And how do I set up the compression for the minimum time usage.( of course, higher compression level means smaller file size, but considering my low copy speed, I'm not sure using a higher compression or copying a lager file which will take shorter time)
or someone could share with me some other solutions ..
11-01-2010 07:33 PM - edited 11-01-2010 07:41 PM
A whole disk image would be better than any other kind of backup, you could restore everything back to new hard drive just like it is now.
Ghost is a great product and something that could be used on an ongoing basis. But if you just need to do this once seagate offers a free tool to people that have a seagate drive.
To answer your question about Ghost, yes the "one time backup" is what you want. That will create an image.
If your concerned about how long it takes (how long the drive needs to work). The less compression the faster the image will be created. Of course you will need to make the image onto another drive.