Is this speed normal ?

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veronica
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Is this speed normal ?

Post by veronica » Sun May 19, 2019 8:13 am

Please, forgive the naive question, but I'm an absolute beginner to FastCopy and I'm quite perplexed. I'm copying 1.15 Tb of data, in 114 000 files, from a PC to an external hard disk, both equipped with usb 3.0 ports. The operation started 9 hours ago and still 5 are estimated required. It sounds strange: 16 hours to transfer 1.15 Tb seems really a lot, considering that:
  • the external HD is a 4 Tb Western Digital Elements, void, and unused before
  • the internal hard disk is a Western Digital SATA WD Blue 4 TB, having two partitions (only one is used in this transefer) and presumably totally defragmented (I have written on it just one time)
  • the present transfer rate is 45 MiB/s, i.e. 5 Mb/s
I have read the topic https://superuser.com/questions/258105/ ... sata-drive and understood that the bottle neck should be on the hard disk speed not on usb port, neverthless I'm still unsure about the normality of what I'm observing.

Also https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-speed ... per-second suggest for a 5200 rpm HD a transfer rate grater of the observed.

(FastCopy 3.54 x64, WIndows 10)

What do you think about all that ?

ovg
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Re: Is this speed normal ?

Post by ovg » Sun May 19, 2019 9:04 am

And how it is related to everything? :?:

veronica
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Re: Is this speed normal ?

Post by veronica » Sun May 19, 2019 1:21 pm

I'm idiot, idiot, idiot, idiot, idiot, idiot, idiot. I'm testing FastCopy and Everything and I mixed up their forums. I'm extremely sorry for disturbing. Please, can you remove the post before the whole world laughs at me ?

therube
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Re: Is this speed normal ?

Post by therube » Sun May 19, 2019 2:13 pm

Happens to us all.

Your speed seems mighty slow.

Take a subset of your data & copy it using Windows Explorer (&/or some other utilities) along with the same data set using FastCopy.
How do the copy times compare?

Suppose its possible that while the WDC external has a USB 3.0 port, the drive within is slow (5400 ?) & that may be negatively affecting things?

(I have external 7200 HDD, connected to USB 2.0, & that combination [due to USB 2.0] is noticeably slower then comparable operations on my internal HDDs.)

ovg
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Re: Is this speed normal ?

Post by ovg » Sun May 19, 2019 4:00 pm

The latest version of FastCopy is 3.80.
https://fastcopy.jp/archive/FastCopy380_installer.exe
Try with it.
History wrote:
"...Fixed an issue that caused the process to stop in the same drive move mode. (v3.54 or later)... "

veronica
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Re: Is this speed normal ?

Post by veronica » Sun May 19, 2019 9:40 pm

I'm really grateful for the replies you gave, forgiving my mistake ! I'm going to perform the recommended test and I will post the result.

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