Question How long does it take to make a complete Switch Nand backup?

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by nWo, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. nWo
    OP

    nWo The Game Master

    Member
    6
    Oct 20, 2016
    Mexico
    Well, just a quick question. I use the Hekate CTCaer mod, and I'm going to make a full backup but, between job and travel my time is a bit rushed.

    I just want to have an estimated time, to be safe and don't disturb the console nor let it discharge in the process. I know it takes at least 30gb of space. The SD card is Adata exfat 64gb, and I'm on 4.1 .

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AbuLela

    AbuLela Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    Jun 21, 2018
    Germany
    It took me about 15-20min...
    And then again about 15min to copy the files from SD Card to computer.
    Edit: All done on a 32Gb sd card
     
    Last edited by AbuLela, Jun 21, 2018
    nWo and baretbh like this.
  3. HoTsHoTz79

    HoTsHoTz79 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    May 9, 2018
    Canada
    Sandisk FAT32 64GB

    Raw eMMC - Approx an hour
    eMMC BOOT - like 5-10 seconds
    Used CTCaer mod
    FW 4.1
     
    Last edited by HoTsHoTz79, Jun 21, 2018
    nWo likes this.
  4. raphzthename

    raphzthename Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    3
    Jul 25, 2007
    United States
    Is raw eMMC and eMMC boot all that's needed?
     
  5. SkyQueen

    SkyQueen Arch3DS Developer || B0MBrHax

    Member
    5
    Apr 23, 2016
    Japan
    Seteguya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
    On my 64gb exfat took 17 minutes.
     
  6. xy-maps

    xy-maps Member

    Newcomer
    2
    May 14, 2018
    Germany
    Is it possible to do a complete raw dump on a fresh 32GB card? I thought this is a block copy which uses the full 32gb of the emmc (and Hekate took some space on the card too)
     
  7. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

    Member
    13
    Dec 24, 2008
    I think it's very dependant on SD card speed. It took about 35 mins for me on a 128gb Samsung EVO+.
     
  8. TR_mahmutpek

    TR_mahmutpek medic

    Member
    7
    Jul 28, 2015
    Turkey
    For me is 4 hours
     
  9. drkalle

    drkalle Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jun 12, 2018
    Germany
    it depends on how many games you have installed on your switch.
    When you have no games on the internal memory it tooks about 10 minutes to dump (100mb/s Sandisk 128Gb)
     
    thorasgar and nWo like this.
  10. nWo
    OP

    nWo The Game Master

    Member
    6
    Oct 20, 2016
    Mexico
    Okay, I see. Thank you everyone for your support!
     
  11. elm

    elm GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    6
    Jun 20, 2007
    United States
    It's taking forever to backup my NAND, I forgot about the games I have downloaded.
     
    Last edited by elm, Aug 19, 2018
  12. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-ator™

    Member
    11
    Jul 3, 2010
    United States
    Same here, same card. My 3rd Switch was virgin fresh out of the box 4.1 when I ran the backup, I didn’t time it but don’t think it was more than 20 minutes.
    I rember my Wii took forever, I just went to bed.
     
    elm and nWo like this.
  13. altorn

    altorn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    6
    Jul 15, 2007
    Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
    i have a 128gb evo+, i backed up everything with every option to backup in hekate. took 1hr 15mins for all of it. 70+gb total.
     
  14. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

    Member
    7
    Feb 17, 2006
    Portugal
    I completely formated my Switch. It's taking a while to backup the Nand. About 30 minutes, and its 16% on the green progress bar. It's verifying, maybe? I'm positive the copy was already made.
     
  15. nWo
    OP

    nWo The Game Master

    Member
    6
    Oct 20, 2016
    Mexico
    Yes. The green bar is the verification .
     
Quick Reply
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...