Best way to backup 5TB external HDD to 6TB?

September 25, 2016 at 09:07:03
Specs: Windows 7
what's the best way to backup a 5tb external drive to a second 6tb drive? there must be a better way than copy and paste

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September 25, 2016 at 10:05:07
Not over USB, as only one drive would have access to the bus at any given time.
Block transfers are generally faster than file transfers.
Robocopy with real-time AV disabled is generally the fastest for file copies, and it lets you preserve the create and modify times on your directories, if you care about those things.

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