On my home office PC, I have a single large drive with all my data, the OS is on another physical drive. Today I had my 3rd failure of the data drive over the last 5 - 6 years. I am getting better though. The first 2 I paid recovery services to get the data off the drive because I didn't have backups. This time I've been running SP once a day overnight. But of course, the last backup was sunday AM. I did a lot of work Sunday day and for some reason I didn't have it do backups on monday AM. So I did lose some data but nothing like previous times.
Anyway, I put in a new hard drive and went to restore from a USB connected external hard drive storing the continuous incrementals. We're up to 220 on the incremental images. I told it to do a restore of the 800GB of data and it says it's going to take 22+ hours? at 16 MB/sec. Is that slow? Is it because of all the incrementals? (I do run image manager and it does the default consolidated daily, weekly, monthly, etc.). Or because it's USB? Somehow I thought a restore would go quicker? Would mounting the last incremental then copy to the internal hard drive be any quicker?
And any thoughts on my failure rate? the 1st 2 drives were in a dell dimension 5100 and the data drive was the lower drive. I had a client that had the lower drive on the same model fail a couple times also (they had it set as a raid). and this drive is on an optiplex 390, also the physically lower of 2 drives. I have loads of clients that have never had a single hard drive failure. the first 2 were seagate and this one was wd.