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Friday August 10, 2012


Do copy acceleration utilities actually lower file transfer speeds?

Hey guys, long time no talk, but lurking daily.

I'd love to hear your take on this: Samer from freewaregenius concludes that copy acceleration utilities on Windows make things actually worse:


What now? Do copy acceleration software works? From a technical standpoint, can it work?

Excellent report by Samer.

However, I will echo what some of the commenters on the post have said, which is that when I have used suched utilities such as SuperCopier and Terracopy, it's not because I wanted to speed up the absolute transfer time for copying a large number of files, it's because they are much more robust and flexible -- and fail much more gracefully -- wheras default windows copy will completely abort and die midway if a single file copy out of a thousand fails.
posted by paulobrabo donate to paulobrabo - August 10, 2012, 06:26:00 AM
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