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Windows 7: What's the most you've ever copied/moved, and how long did it take?

30 Aug 2012   #1
msdos622wasfun

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What's the most you've ever copied/moved, and how long did it take?

Hey everyone. I didn't put this in one of the technical subforums because it's not really an issue I'm having. Rather, I just want to hear what others have to say on the topic.

In preparation for Windows 8, I bought a new 2 TB hard drive, and last night I decided to move all my data and documents over to a different drive (source using SATA-2, destination using SATA-3). I think it's the most I ever copied over, ever. Total size: a little under 350 GB. Total amount of time it took (using TeraCopy): roughly an hour and a half, I think.

What about you? What's the biggest migration you've ever done? Granted, everyone's mileage varies. I won't be surprised if it's commonplace nowadays to transfer a lot more than I do.
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30 Aug 2012   #2
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

626GB from my 1TB hard drive to my 750GB hard drive, took about 3 hours, pretty good considering, i'm thinking about upgrading to a solid state soon, just to improve performance for loading times on programs
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30 Aug 2012   #3
msdos622wasfun

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
626GB from my 1TB hard drive to my 750GB hard drive, took about 3 hours, pretty good considering, i'm thinking about upgrading to a solid state soon, just to improve performance for loading times on programs
Yeah, I want an SSD for the same reason, but I'm "on the fence" at the moment. I just wish they were cheaper and more capacious.

But then again, what with the advancements in conventional hard drive technology and all the caching that goes on, I have little reason to complain. It's mainly boot times and initial loading of large applications and games.

I actually did the math ... that 350 GB of stuff that I moved would have to be stored on something like 2.3 million 5.25" floppies that I first used with my Apple //e.
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30 Aug 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The other day I copied 433 GB from a 2 year old Samsung to a 4 year old WD drive. Took 109 minutes, using a simple drag and drop, through an eSATA connection. The WD drive was in an external dock.
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30 Aug 2012   #5
msdos622wasfun

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Are you guys like me, in that some of that massive data consists of full-length DVDs that have been ripped?

My, how times have changed.

Plus I should point out that TeraCopy is better at handling large files than many small ones, but overall it does a good job.
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30 Aug 2012   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
Are you guys like me, in that some of that massive data consists of full-length DVDs that have been ripped?
Yes. Video takes a lot of room, especially if you like better quality rips which take up a large footprint.
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31 Aug 2012   #7
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Like 200-300gbs,took around say a hour 1/2 to two hours.
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31 Aug 2012   #8
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I have transfered about 10'000 files of my documents folder onto my 80GB External HD for backup, these included 9'000 photos of buses.
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02 Sep 2012   #9
0pTicaL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Moved almost 2TB to a new 3TB drive, took around 5hrs. Started transfer before I went to bed.
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02 Sep 2012   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Transferred 2tb of data from a wd my book USB 2 to a 2tb wd my book USB 3, took 24 hours.
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