This is kind of a silly question, and i should probably know this especially as long as i’ve been on a computer… but i’ve noticed this as long as i can remember but wasn’t sure if there was a way around it.
Is there a way to speed up copying two things at once (specifically on a multi-core computer). I came across it today so i figured i would just post the question.
I just finished recording 2 hours of HD footage to 2 different P2 cards. Normally I would just drag each folder separately to keep the speed up. I tried doing both at the same time (just to see) and 1 transfer stayed at about 14MB/s while the other dropped to 1.5MB/s. I stopped the 1.5 transfer, copied the first folder and then copied the second at the 14MB/s speed as well. Otherwise it was telling me the 2nd transfer would’ve taken 9hrs. I thought once the first transfer ended the 2nd would’ve gotten a speed bump but it only went up .5MB/s (i waited a good 2 mins to see). So i cancelled it, and retransferred the 2nd and it returned back to the 14MB/s.
Since i am on a i7 quad core, is there a way to designate somehow that one transfer uses 2 cores and the other transfer uses the other cores? Or is that something that is done automatically anyway or do i need to tell it to do it? Wasn’t sure if it was a setting somewhere or what.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.