HDD writing speed

This option is effective for Windows and Linux operating systems and bootable media.

This option is available when an internal (fixed) hard disk of the machine being backed up is selected as the backup destination

Backing up to a fixed hard disk (for example, to Acronis Secure Zone) may slow performance of the operating system and applications because of the large amounts of data that needs to be written to the disk. You can limit the hard disk usage by the backup process to the desired level.

The preset is: Maximum.

To set the desired HDD writing speed for backup

Do any of the following:

  • Click Writing speed stated as a percentage of the maximum speed of the destination hard disk, and then drag the slider or select a percentage in the box
  • Click Writing speed stated in kilobytes per second, and then enter the writing speed in kilobytes per second.

HDD writing speed