It's possible that this was a full disk to main movie. I hadn't thought about that. Only a very few of my copies are full disk, usually only when there's an extra I really wanted to save, 99+% are main movie only.
I'm putting a lot of films on the hard drive, and most all stay about the same size; very few seem to shrink further.
The size issue is interesting, but that's not my real question here.
Strangely, I'll start of batch of about ten movies and some, sometimes 3, sometimes 6 or 7, will take about 20 minutes to copy. Then all of a sudden, they start taking ten minutes or less to copy.
Just to eliminate the obvious possible reason, I took a movie that I copied to the hard drive earlier that took more than 20 minutes and after the ten minute mode kicked in, made another copy to disk that took only 9:23 to copy.
Somewhere along the way, DVDFab is changing its speed of copying to the hard drive.
What I'd like to do, since I have a very large number to put on the hard drive, is to find a way to do it on a 1:1 basis, taking the 10 minutes or less that seems to kick in after some are done.
As I reported in another post, the clone mode doesn't let me write to the hard drive, just to the burner (unless I make an iso file).
While this issue isn't one most DVDFab users will encounter, as Yul Brenner said in The King and I, "is a puzzlement".