Quick back-up for MicroSD

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  1. Bently
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    Bently GBAtemp Fan

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    So i'm currently using a Kingston 4GB SDHC MicroSD card for my DS Flash card, and I want to make quick back-ups of
    the contents of the card. I have tried compressing it but it would take more than 2 hours to archive them.
    Is there any program that would backup my files on the SD card in like 20 minutes or so?

    Additional Information: The files all add up to about 3GB.
     
  2. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

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    What I do is that I created an "Acekard 2 SD Backup" folder somewhere on my system. Copy & paste the contents of the SD card in its entirety to that folder. That's it. Takes about 5 minutes to backup (2GB MicroSD), reads @ 10MBps; writes @ 2MBps.
     
  3. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Same here...Just copy over the whole contents from Card to PC

    Couple of things to note...
    1) make sure you connect your card reader to a USB 2 slot.
    I found out that an old PC of mine had USB1.0 on the front panel but USB2.0 in the back

    2) It's best to copy over to your internal (usually C:) drive - instead of Copying over from Memory card to a external HDD
    It's usully quicker that way

    3) It's best NOT to try & create a ZIP file onto the same memory card you trying to compress. There really isn't a problem with it - just that 'disk access' of a memory card is slower than access to a HDD
     
  4. Bently
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    Hmm ok ill try that... but my computer doesn't have USB 2.0.
    It's very old. D:
     
  5. Dangy

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    You should really look unto upgrading to USB 2.0, or even 3.0 soon.

    It's really easy if your motherboard supports it.