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September 09, 2002

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So... I think I broke Windows file copy. It's said anywhere between 4 minutes remaining to 42 minutes remaining, and it's been copying for the last three hours. I know my harddisks have a theoretical average sustained transfer rate of around 30~35MB/sec on this particular machine, which means this shouldn't take more than 20 minutes, tops. Now, I know harddisk performance can drop drastically as Windows verifies files as it copies them, plus on small files efficiency drops drastically... but this is getting ridiculous. A test-copy in PC-DOS revealed a ~4.25MB/sec transfer rate. It feels like Windows is worse than that. Ouch.

Posted by brian at September 9, 2002 03:29 AM

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