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Originally Posted by Radeon915 View Post

The worst thing though is when you start copying, flee the house for a couple of hours, and then when you come back it's at like less than 5% complete and it hangs on a stupid confirmation box, like if you're sure you want to copy that nonsense file that has read-only attributes. At times like that I really want to slam my head through my display and kick my computer out of the window.

Well, the command line tools were invented a long time ago :-)
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Why did you do a full format anyways? Data is retrievable still :/

Only in the old pre-vista days.
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It's getting worse, now only 58.2 MB/sec and now the Time Remaining is gone. Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu my day is ruined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mad.gif
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So I'm sitting here like a douche with nothing to do because I unplugged my games drive. : /

why are you doing a full format on a 3TB drive? I've never done a full format on any of my 60GB sdd's, 1TB hdd's, or 2TB hdd's internal or external.

doh.gif

expect 5 hours of sitting for absolutely no reason.

edit: Cancel it and do a quick format.
Edited by EkseF - 1/19/13 at 6:00am
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1,160,000.00 MB to copy....at 60 Mb/sec, this should take 5.37 hours, so I think the computer might be lying to me. thumb.gif
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So I'm sitting here like a douche with nothing to do because I unplugged my games drive. : /
Hot-plug it. tongue.gif I don't hot-unplug drives, but hot-plugging is safe.
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So I'm transferring all my files from my 1.5 tb drive to one of the 3 tb drives...I'm only getting 80 MB/Sec. The time remaining says "About 1 Day"!!!! D: Why won't it go faster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A hard drive can only go so fast - it still has to seek to files and stuff... with larger files you may surpass that speed, but with a good mixture of sizes you can't expect more than that from current drives.
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The worst thing though is when you start copying, flee the house for a couple of hours, and then when you come back it's at like less than 5% complete and it hangs on a stupid confirmation box, like if you're sure you want to copy that nonsense file that has read-only attributes. At times like that I really want to slam my head through my display and kick my computer out of the window.
Teracopy!

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