Long story short I bought an SSD and am using it as my primary OS drive now and I want to use my HDD as my data drive.
I wanted to make a backup image of my SSD to save time so I won't have to reinstall all my drivers and applications next time I add on SSD. I decided to run image backup on my external hdd but it was not NTFS format, and when i tried to convert it using the command line, it said I had "dirty volumes".
So I ran chkdsk e:/r (e: being my drive letter for the external HDD) on my external and it's been running since 2pm EST and it's only at 27%. It is moving at about 1% on hour basically. I got home an hour and half ago and it was at 27% and it still is. However, the LED light on the External HDD is still blinking, so there is activity.
Should I let this thing run for days or just stop it now and delete the files it's trying to replace? (It seems to have a problem with a previous backup I made of my HDD, as all the files it has fixed so far has been from there.
I put my cpu and ram back to stock speeds to not cause any errors so I am running at 2.7Ghz Quad Core Intel i7-920, with 6GB of RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate.
The external is using a USB port, so I can imagine how slow the I/O is right now, but I want to know if it's safe to pull out and try just deleting the HDD backup it has a problem with so I can just convert this thing to NTFS and do a new backup?