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Windows - slows down when copying DVD to HDD ?

justin smythhe
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Have you experienced this problem too ?

When I an entire DVD to my HDD and run the browser or some other program in the background, then
my system slows down, hangs or freezes. I wonder why ? How can a simple copy operation degrade the
performance so much ?

Does this problem occur in other OSes too ?
Joe Ess
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justin smythhe wrote:
Does this problem occur in other OSes too ?


Nope. Linux will copy files all day with no impact to performance.


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Any OS can bog down if you overload it, but I haven't noticed any degradation using OS X while performing the types of thing you mentioned.


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Paul Clapham
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It wasn't so long ago that file copying on Windows invoked expensive virus-scanning all the time. (It was longer ago that virus-scanning was so intrusive that it made the system clock lose time.) The virus-scanning may be less expensive now, or the computers are faster which makes it so, but if you're copying a large number of small files then that might be an issue.
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By the way, the question isn't drivel so I've moved it to a different forum.
justin smythhe
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Paul Clapham wrote:It wasn't so long ago that file copying on Windows invoked expensive virus-scanning all the time. (It was longer ago that virus-scanning was so intrusive that it made the system clock lose time.) The virus-scanning may be less expensive now, or the computers are faster which makes it so, but if you're copying a large number of small files then that might be an issue.


I suspect that my AV could be the cause. I configured it a long time ago and i think it scans almost everything. btw, i was copying about 700mb of files.
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Moved from MD? Does that mean I should delete/alter/edit my good-natured ribbing over Justin's previous topic?
justin smythhe
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Joe Ess wrote:Moved from MD? Does that mean I should delete/alter/edit my good-natured ribbing over Justin's previous topic?


I am thinking I should get a mac...
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justin smythhe wrote:
Joe Ess wrote:Moved from MD? Does that mean I should delete/alter/edit my good-natured ribbing over Justin's previous topic?


I am thinking I should get a mac...


I have a MacBook Pro and love it. Plus OS X is Unix-based, which makes it similar to Linux
 
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