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I am having a problem with win 7 ultimate copying files on the same hard drive into a different folder super slow. I am moving 24 gigs to another folder and it says 23 hours. I don't know what the problem could be. Has anyone witnessed this. I am using a WD5000Aaks and while its not the fastest it shouldn't be this slow. I'm getting 4.14MBs speed.
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Is it a bunch of tiny files? What does your network usage at?
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I get faster speeds on a flash drive frown.gif Is there another program hogging all the drive activity?

Task Manager > Performance Tab > Resource Monitor > Disk Tab

Sort from highest Total (B/sec), then run the transfer again.
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Yea its some tiny files in there and its the only thing running besides this browser.
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When is the last time you defragged?
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Originally Posted by bounceback;12335557 
I am having a problem with win 7 ultimate copying files on the same hard drive into a different folder super slow. I am moving 24 gigs to another folder and it says 23 hours. I don't know what the problem could be. Has anyone witnessed this. I am using a WD5000Aaks and while its not the fastest it shouldn't be this slow. I'm getting 4.14MBs speed.


I thought moving files around on the same HDD just required the addresses to be updated? It should be very fast, no?
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Its a fresh install nothings really on it. Yes it should be very fast just moving files in other folders. I don't know what it could be.
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Originally Posted by bounceback;12335976 
Its a fresh install nothings really on it. Yes it should be very fast just moving files in other folders. I don't know what it could be.

No, moving files around does not magically just "change addresses." Yes, moving files around on the same HDD should certainly be faster than from one HDD to another, but there can be many things at fault here.

So I will ask again: When was the last time you defragged?

You should be defragging every 1-2 weeks if you use your computer a lot. If you use it more casually, defragging once a month should be sufficient. It does not matter if it's a "fresh install."
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its only been up and running for 2 days.......so no defrag
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Use a different program instead of the windows file manager,I used to have problems with it chugging along so I got Teracopy and set that as default and it is much faster than the standard windows tool.
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