The time it takes to copy the data?

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Debugger
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The time it takes to copy the data?

Post by Debugger » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:03 pm

The time it takes to copy the data?
If the transfer speed is:
16MB/s - 20MB/s (smal files)
and the amount of data is 200GB
how long will it take to copy the data?

SuperDude
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Re: The time it takes to copy the data?

Post by SuperDude » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:25 pm

How fast it will take to copy your data is dependent on your computer's hardware, so the amount of time needed will be different for everyone.

vanisk
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Re: The time it takes to copy the data?

Post by vanisk » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:35 pm

200 GB approximately 204800 MB (x)
Copying Speed 16 MB (y1) to 20 MB (y2)

x/y1 = 12800 seconds (or) approx 3½ hours
x/y2 = 10240 seconds (or) approx 2¾ hours

3 to 3½ hours. Give or take a couple of minutes.

Debugger
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Re: The time it takes to copy the data?

Post by Debugger » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:30 pm

SuperDude - the average copy speed will never be larger than 16 MB/s for small files (eg graphics) having any 5400RPM or 7200RPM SATA 3 hard disk.
Copying small files will always be time-consuming!
I would like the technology to go up, but it seems that this will not change for the average HDD user rather than expensive SSDs and I'm disappointed.

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