Norton Ghost- does this reduce Windows performance

  anchor 17:20 26 Mar 2004

I read this on the Recovery Genius site:

"As with all recovery and rollback products, there will be a small decrease in the Windows OS performance, as a trade-off for the protection it offers. For systems with ‘FAT’ file format the typical performance penalty is under 5%. For systems with ‘NTFS’ file format the typical performance penalty is 20%".

Does this apply to Norton Ghost, and come to that, Drive Image also?.

  GaT7 17:29 26 Mar 2004

No, not at all. Disk-imaging sw is not something that keeps running on your system all the time. You open it to use it, make your image(s) & close it - that's it. You don't even have to keep it running in your Taskbar or configure it to run at startup if you don't want to.

  Diemmess 17:39 26 Mar 2004

No way. The Ghost system copies everything, warts and all ....... Windows is not running at the time.

Restore does just that, it sets everything back where it was found, and exactly as it was including any snags which existed when you made the clone. Windows is not running while this is done.

On re-booting, there is the O/S exactly as it was when you decided it was good enough to make the clone.

Then Windows

  Diemmess 17:41 26 Mar 2004

Obviously - ignore "Then Windows"

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