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PostSubject: File Copy Software Tested for Fastest Transfer Speed   Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:54 am

Many of us know that it is possible to copy or move files & folders in Windows by either using your mouse to right click, select Copy and then Paste, or your keyboard’s shortcut key CTRL+C to copy, CTRL+X to cut (for moving) and CTRL+V to paste. The biggest factor on the time taken to copy or move the files very much depend on the hard drive’s speed (5400RPM, 7200RPM, SSD) and also the interface (PATA, SATA, SCSI). However, it is still possible to shorten the duration in copying or moving files if you use third party software to do it instead of relying on the Windows built-in function.



Most if not all file copy software claims that they are able to copy FASTER than Windows copy function. I was curious to find if that is true and also to know which one is the fastest. 12 file copy software (Copy Handler 1.32.276, Copywhiz 4.0 Build 3, ExtremeCopy Pro 1.5.1, FastCopy 2.08, KillCopy 2.85, MiniCopier 0.5, QCopy 1.0.2, RichCopy 4.0.217, Robocopy, SuperCopier 2.2, TeraCopy 2.12, Ultracopier 0.2.0.15) are put to a simple test.

I simply copied a folder containing 2319 files, ranging from files as small as 1KB to as big as 700MB to another hard drive using the software’s default settings. The file copying testing methodology which I used is very simple and I have to admit that it is not enough to determine which is the “best” or “fastest” file copying software. However, the results does give you a hint on which file copy software you should be try and avoid.

# FastCopy 2.08 (57 seconds)
# ExtremeCopy Pro 1.5.1 (57 seconds) *
# TeraCopy 2.12 (65 seconds) *
# RichCopy 4.0.217 (66 seconds) *
# KillCopy 2.85 (74 seconds)
# Ultracopier 0.2.0.15 (75 seconds)
# PerigeeCopy 1.2 (75 seconds) *
# Robocopy (75 seconds)
# Windows 7 (76 seconds)
# Copy Handler 1.32.276 (77 seconds) *
# MiniCopier 0.5 (79 seconds)
# Copywhiz 4.0 Build 3 (82 seconds)
# SuperCopier 2.2 (86 seconds) *
# Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier 5.2 (86 seconds)
# QCopy 1.0.2 (409 seconds)


I am quite surprise to find that only about half of the file copy software is able to copy faster than the default Windows 7 copy function and the rest takes longer time to finish copying. Hopefully this simple test will be an eye opener to those that are using the slower file copy software.

The good thing about file copying software is the ability to resume files that failed to copy. In Windows, if the copy failed, you’d have recopy and replace existing files that are already copied. Some file copy software above that are marked with an asterisk (*) are those that can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual. For example, using the hotkey CTRL+C and CTRL+V will automatically make the file copy software to copy and paste instead of using the Windows built-in copy function.

Credits to Raymond


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PostSubject: Re: File Copy Software Tested for Fastest Transfer Speed   Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:51 pm

Thank you, awesome information!
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PostSubject: Re: File Copy Software Tested for Fastest Transfer Speed   Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:06 am

Thanks for this good information.
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PostSubject: Re: File Copy Software Tested for Fastest Transfer Speed   Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:28 pm

yeah ha!. nice dude
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PostSubject: Re: File Copy Software Tested for Fastest Transfer Speed   Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:01 am

Nice Thread bro. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: File Copy Software Tested for Fastest Transfer Speed   Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:07 pm

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