File from disc to H/D

  iqs 11:41 09 Dec 07


Sometimes when I drag a file from a disc(DVD or cd) to my desktop it takes minutes,depending on the size.

When the same file is dragged to my second internal H/D it can take upto a hour.It does not happen with all files.

Copying from H/D to H/D only takes minutes.

The second H/D is a Western Digital.I have used their diagnostic tool to test the drive,no errors found.

Any ideas please.

  Technotiger 11:56 09 Dec 07

Only thing that comes to mind immediately is, are the hard drives regularly de-fragged, especially the second one? Also, if the files which take a long time are Video files, that could partly explain
why the job takes so long.

  iqs 13:37 09 Dec 07

Hi Technotiger,The harddrive is defragged monthly if required.Some of the files are Video,but I can not understand why it would take longer to drag the file to the second H/D.

Thanks for your help

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