hi - I just bought a samsung story 1 TB external hard drive. I'm attempting to copy my laptop hard drive - it has 60GB of data and programs that I'm trying to copy onto the external drive. It's copying at 10.7 MB/s right now. It says that 26 hours remain to complete the copying. This seems way too long. Any suggestions? Thanks.
The transfer speed will depend on controller you are using to transfer the data and other ongoing computer activity. Also if you are using a program like Acronis or Ghost, their estimated transfer times are at the beginning of a transfer are waaay off.
However, even if the 10.7 MB/s is accurate, 60,000 MB divided by 10.7 MB/s divided by 3600 seconds per hour comes out to 1.56 Hours, which is reasonable for that amount of data.