I'm cloning one 1.5TB firewire 800 drive to a 1.5TB firewire 400 drive. I'm using Chronosync on a Mac. It's been going for over 2 days and so far it copied about 450 GBs. It looks like it's going to take a week.
Is this a normal data transfer rate between two external hard drives?
Is this hard on the original hard drive to be read for 7 days straight? Should I pause it and give it a rest?
I don't know what took it so long, but it did take about a week to transfer all that material. I did find it very strange. Next time I will get an eSATA connection to the fw 400 drive because it does have eSATA. At least it finally finished.