Speed Problem Deploying Image
When restoring a single disk, multiple partition image, the 2nd (main OS win 7 32-bit) partition shows to be 90 GB on the screen, when the entire image file is only 13 GB. The problem is that it takes at least an hour and a half to restore that one partition.
It seems that the data streaming across to the drive and then written to the drive is much faster the the process which seems to write zeros to the empty space in that partition. (Also, the network traffic seems to drop off during this process.)
Is there any way to speed this up? On my machines with 500 GB drives, it’s taking something like 6 hours to image.