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    Clonezilla seems slow

    I'm using Clonezilla on a USB drive to image some netbooks to a Seagate Freeagent. When I create the image it seems to take a very long time the last one took about 45 mins to create a 6Gb image. The image is ok and I can apply it to another netbook it just seems to take a long time Ghost does a similar size image in < 5 mins.

    Is it generally a slow app or is it possible i've not got something set right? This seems unlikely as it's pretty straight forward to use.

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    Have you tried a different USB drive? I usually get around 800MB/minute with CloneZilla on a standard desktop conventional hard drive which would roughly agree with your estimation of 5 minutes to move 6GB with Ghost.

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    Have you tried a different USB drive?
    Do you mean the drive with Clonezilla on or the free agent drive that i'm copying the image to?

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    We've never had any trouble with clonezilla being slow here but generally we clone to nas or device to device.

    I guess the guy above means the free agent drive, this is really the only place that could cause a bottleneck.

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    I might try a different freeagent to see if that makes any difference. It takes 20 mins to deploy an image as but in the end it works so at least I have that for now.

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    Also check which setting you are using for image compression, some of the more thorough settings take forever.

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    USB does take a while for larger files ie 6Gb plus so either a NAS thats gigabit or another interface ie eSata.

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    When I analysed the created image it had a massive file named "hidden data end of mbr" I created a new image with a different netbook and it's fine.

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