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Author Topic: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)  (Read 5594 times)

MilesAhead

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TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 for the next few hours:

http://www.bitsdujou...m/software/teracopy/


Whether TC Pro is helpful to you may vary with your flavor of Windows.  I used the free version on my Vista PC that had Home Premium pre service pack and had the "slow explorer copy" problem where the dialog would hang with "calculating..." for way too long.  On Vista64 SP1 or W7 32 bit though I don't really feel the need for a copy utility for everyday use.

Still for < $10 it may be worth grabbing a license.


edit: I actually pushed the button to go to the buy page and there it says $9.00 even.  That's why I changed the subject line and content.  For some reason BDJ says $9.50. Go figure.

« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 01:43:41 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 09:16:54 PM »
I went ahead and bought a license myself. I rarely use Explorer's copy/move methods as I prefer Total Commander's but I have found that even with Windows 7 even though the copy/move speed is quick the estimated time before an operation completes is still way off sometimes.

I've been waiting for it to go on sale since its last sale around Christmas. Regarding the price, it seems the author is reducing the price as the last half price sale had it going for $11 with the normal non-discount price being $22.

Waiting 6 months saved me $2. :D

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 01:28:40 AM »
I can agree that Explorer copy speeds under More Information are way too optimistic.  When I first put in a wired gigabit card I thought I was getting like 110 MB/sec in one direction.  It's more accurate to use a stopwatch on multi-GB files.

I thought KillCopy to be very accurate until I started to use it in various scenarios.  It wasn't always accurate about transfer rate either.  Strange.

TeraCopy has its quirks too. I was tempted to buy it many times but on the beta forum there always seemed to be one more big flaw to fix. It got to the point where I just don't need it.  If anything I was using KillCopy to copy slower using the bandwidth limiter so that my HD wasn't maxed out and I could run other apps.  Getting USB 3.0 docks obviated that feature.  So now it's pretty much vanilla drag & drop.

Wish FreeCommander would go 64 bit but it doesn't look like it's gonna' happen.
I suppose I should try some other file manager apps.  I tried Q-Dir for awhile since it has a free 64 bit version. But even though it seems like the developer is constantly working it, it just seems to never get really solid.  If I use it for a few operations it seems like it always wants to go semi-transparent and hang.

« Last Edit: June 09, 2010, 01:31:27 AM by MilesAhead »

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 02:59:09 AM »
Regarding the price, it seems the author is reducing the price as the last half price sale had it going for $11 with the normal non-discount price being $22.
I think it's just the Euro/Dollar conversion rate that changed.

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 07:40:07 PM »
I think it's just the Euro/Dollar conversion rate that changed.

That could be. I really don't care how the benefits arrive so long as I get to reap them.

And for those who procrastinated, the sale on TeraCopy Pro was extended through today, too. It should be valid for at least a couple hours more.

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 10:58:41 PM »
...

And for those who procrastinated ...

That makes me think of a cool name for a calendar program that automatically puts things off for you.  Crastinator Pro. Or you could get the open source version Crastinator Free.

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 08:34:23 PM »
That makes me think of a cool name for a calendar program that automatically puts things off for you.  Crastinator Pro. Or you could get the open source version Crastinator Free.

And for those who have constipation....Crapinator Pro. :)

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2010, 01:03:36 PM »
That makes me think of a cool name for a calendar program that automatically puts things off for you.  Crastinator Pro. Or you could get the open source version Crastinator Free.

And for those who have constipation....Crapinator Pro. :)

I would think constipated it would be CrapFree. :)

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010, 01:57:28 PM »
This thread has turned to crap. ;D

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 04:03:35 PM »
This thread has turned to crap. ;D

Reminds me of this cartoon in Playboy.  This flying saucer is roving over the treetops with an alien and his wife on vacation.  The husband says to the wife,
"It's a planet where everything they eat, turns to sh*t."

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2010, 04:15:13 PM »
That makes me think of a cool name for a calendar program that automatically puts things off for you.  Crastinator Pro. Or you could get the open source version Crastinator Free.

And for those who have constipation....Crapinator Pro. :)

I would think constipated it would be CrapFree. :)


is that free as in free beer or free speech ? . . .
Tom

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2010, 04:21:00 PM »
That makes me think of a cool name for a calendar program that automatically puts things off for you.  Crastinator Pro. Or you could get the open source version Crastinator Free.

And for those who have constipation....Crapinator Pro. :)

I would think constipated it would be CrapFree. :)


is that free as in free beer or free speech ? . . .

Everyone uses the phrase "free beer" but I haven't found any in real life. :)
It must be one of those abstractions I heard about. :)

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2010, 05:02:04 PM »
Everyone uses the phrase "free beer" but I haven't found any in real life. :)
It must be one of those abstractions I heard about. :)

yeah, it's a lie - you always have to pay somehow :)
Tom

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2010, 08:41:35 PM »
Everyone uses the phrase "free beer" but I haven't found any in real life. :)
It must be one of those abstractions I heard about. :)

yeah, it's a lie - you always have to pay somehow :)

btw, while you're up....  :)

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2010, 10:24:41 PM »
Reminds me of this cartoon in Playboy.

Oh, I see. You only read Playboy for the cartoons.  ;)

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2010, 10:25:27 PM »
yeah, it's a lie - you always have to pay somehow :)

And you never own beer. You only rent it.  :D

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2010, 01:39:23 PM »
yeah, it's a lie - you always have to pay somehow :)

And you never own beer. You only rent it.  :D
So, it can be used for a hire purpose  :o

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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2010, 05:25:13 PM »
Reminds me of this cartoon in Playboy.

Oh, I see. You only read Playboy for the cartoons.  ;)

Absolutely.  After all, there's no sex in the thing.  Unless you get off on porcelain figurines.  Look at those white porcelains with the black gloves they have all over the magazine.  Then look at the pictorials.  They air brush the latter to look like the former.

Although now and then there's a pic from a movie with a hot actress.  But the studio shoots aren't worth turning the page.

edit: I only subscribe when they offer one of those 12 issues for $16 postage included specials. Since TV Guide doesn't have much in the way of program descriptions anymore, you need something to read in the can. :)

edit2: actually, the real reason is I keep hoping for another Woody Allen short story. heh heh heh
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Re: TeraCopy Pro for $9.00 (only for another 9 hours or so though)
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2010, 05:26:47 PM »
yeah, it's a lie - you always have to pay somehow :)

And you never own beer. You only rent it.  :D
So, it can be used for a hire purpose  :o

Besides, it can be good for what ales you. :)