First - I just realized that this forum is for Windows 7 and I happen to be using Xp - so flame away if you like. I think the fundamentals still apply.
I have DVDs with data files (inspection data) that I need to copy to the network. I can also copy to a USB2 external drive.
The issue is speed. I am using xcopy /s. It is taking almost 45 minutes to copy the DVD to my hard drive. I have over a hundred DVDs. If I was getting paid by the hour this would be a great job!
I have try making disk images but the speed is about the same - same for internal HD or Eternal HD.
I am using a new dell quad 6500. I realize that the cd read speed is going to be a factor - however after getting the files off the DVD to my C: it takes over 30 min to copy from my machine to the USB drive.
Am I doomed?