Once A Week I back up my ipad
Prior to the new iTunes version released yesterday, my back up took 20 minutes. I installed the new iTunes version, did another back up and it took 10 minutes.
When I bought my iPad I had a WinXP desktop and a laptop. They were the latest and greatest when I bought them 5 years ago. I used my winxp laptop to initialize my iPad and do all the Apple recommended registrations. After I finished that process, Apple recommended I back up and synch. At that time my iPad had NOTHING on it. That process took two hours.
I began to populate my iPad with apps, pictures, books, etc., I dreaded backing up my iPad because it was such a long process. I went to Best Buy and discussed this process with an Apple guy at the store. He understood, and recommended I buy an Apple laptop or desktop. I declined--I wasn't all that happy to invest more money into Apple. So he suggested buying a Win7 PC. That I did buy, got it home, and started setting up my new laptop. Eventually, I got iTunes on it and started my backup and synch routine.
This process went from a two hour process to 20 minutes to 10 minutes.