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8 HOURS to backup 160GB??? RIDICULOUS Sony.
...I'm just here to name call people until someone tells me how to fold space and time so that my massive quantity of data that wasn't even possible 10 years ago backups at a rate equal to my unrealistic and ignorant expectation.
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I have a 320 GB hard drive in my system and it told me it would take over ten hours to back up. That's when I gave up on the backup utility. It backs up the WHOLE system in case you want to restore it to that state later. Problem is, it won't restore everything to a different system, only unlocked game saves. Well the whole reason I want to back my system up is in case it dies (which has happened once already) so that I can restore everything on a different system.
I'm more concerned about DLC. So DLC is not saved??? Sony blows.
Pay to play (after you've paid) = greed. Games without user profiles, stats and scoreboards = lazy producers, bad design choices.
ChaoticKnuckles posted...I have a 320 GB hard drive in my system and it told me it would take over ten hours to back up. That's when I gave up on the backup utility. It backs up the WHOLE system in case you want to restore it to that state later. Problem is, it won't restore everything to a different system, only unlocked game saves. Well the whole reason I want to back my system up is in case it dies (which has happened once already) so that I can restore everything on a different system.
It takes forever to update the firmware, how are you not surpised by this?
Let's give the TC a break. He can't spell commando after all.
I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Do you have any idea how slowly data moves through a USB 2.0 connection?
Maximum limit of 480Mb/s (60MB = Megabyte, per second), effective maximum throughput of 35 MB/s. According to wikipedia anyway.
160GB = 163840MB / 35 = 4681.14... Seconds / 60 = 78 minutes.
For it to take 8 hours the transfer rate would have to amount to only 5.6 MB/s.
163840 / 8 / 60 / 60 = 5.68...
That is pretty damn slow for USB 2.0. I don't think the HDD read/write speed is a bottleneck either, should be well over a 35 MB average for most HDDs.
Would overhead even be a factor on a PS3? I suppose the PS3 could do all sorts of things it isn't telling you, like encryption/decryption, optimizing file allocation (To prevent performance loss due to fragmentation), that sort of thing.
But yeah, one can never expect any kind of larger data transfer to be fast. When making backups, make sure that you have something else to do while it's working.
Edit: I recently backed up files on my PC, transferring about 200 GB between my PCs Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB (5400 RPM) to my backup Seagate Desktop 2TB (5900 RPM), which took 5-6 hours (Transferred a file right now, average rate seems to be about 10-12 MB/s).
So yeah, my theory is that the PS3 is doing something that consumes a lot of bandwidth.
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crazyman32 posted...Dirk_McHardpeck posted...I don't think you know what 160gbs is.
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Actually yes it is. A computer is any electronic device for storing and processing data. Even a simple pocket calculator is a computer.
did not know a ps3 was that slow, that explains its slow updates though
some of you people have some super slow pc's though, i just backed up 600 gigs the other day and it took me only an hour, 2 7200rpm barracudas though!
hopefully since the ps4 IS just a pc it'll be a quicker system in the end
DmC is a work of art and im not touching tomb raider 2013 again until new game+ is patched in