[SOLVED] I am transferring 105,000 jpg's (about 120 gb) from point A to point B on the hard drive. Taking almost 24 hours. 32gb RAM, pretty decent (as of 16 mo

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I am transferring 105,000 jpg's (about 120 gb) from point A to point B on the hard drive. Taking almost 24 hours. 32gb RAM, pretty decent (as of 16 months ago) 7 series processor. Thoughts? Suggestions?
 

popatim

Titan
Moderator
How are you moving them makes a difference.

If being done on the same drive then:
Copy & paste will take a long time as the drive will need to read & write the actual data.
Cut & paste is much much quicker; the drive just needs to rewrite the table of contents to say these files are now in this folder.

As always, make sure you have a valid backup esp before doing things with your data.
For example; I would never use Cut & Paste to move files from one drive to another, if the paste fails and your file buffer corrupts during the transfer, all those files will need to be recovered. Copy & paste, verify the files after the transfer, then delete source when all is good.
 
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Eximo

Titan
Herald
Windows and small files don't get along, so basically you want a tool that will just grab the bits and move them. Plenty out there.


Defragmenting the drive prior to this may also help.
 

popatim

Titan
Moderator
How are you moving them makes a difference.

If being done on the same drive then:
Copy & paste will take a long time as the drive will need to read & write the actual data.
Cut & paste is much much quicker; the drive just needs to rewrite the table of contents to say these files are now in this folder.

As always, make sure you have a valid backup esp before doing things with your data.
For example; I would never use Cut & Paste to move files from one drive to another, if the paste fails and your file buffer corrupts during the transfer, all those files will need to be recovered. Copy & paste, verify the files after the transfer, then delete source when all is good.
 
Reactions: Sukka

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