When moving, copying, better understand the differences and thought traps in order to know what is happening!
In order to know what is happening on the hard drive during this daily task, which you sometimes do not notice, unless it gets particularly slow, then you are a little annoyed when things go fast should move, copy, delete, ...!
1.) ... Understand copying under Windows!
2.) ... Understand shifting and possibly improve it!
3.) ... Why should I even know that?
1.) Understand copying under Windows!When copying, which does not actually exist as an independent action, each time you copy files, there are two file operations!
So! Reading from the source and writing to the target, regardless of whether it is just one file or complete folders with subdirectories.
There is no such thing as copying. Copying is a read / write operation!
So it takes twice as long as opening or saving the file!
When does copying get faster?
Copying is faster if there are different hard disks (no drives), here you have the read operation on one hard disk and a write operation on the other, you can even achieve over 300 MB per second with SSD!
2.) Understand shifting and possibly improve it!Moving within a drive is quick, because little happens, only a new entry is made in the file system so that the corresponding data, folder, ... have a new path (PS: explained briefly)!
In any case, very quickly!
When does moving slow down?
If the move is made to different drives, volumes, partitions, ..., the move is different! Moving becomes a so-called triple file operation, i.e. copy + delete!
Since copying itself is reading and writing, there is also the delete operation, so three!
3.) Why should I even know?Well, as someone who always contacts someone when the computer doesn't work, you don't need this knowledge!
But if everyone were like that, we would drive another 1,000 years VW Diesel and complain that we can no longer breathe!
Sometimes just expand your knowledge, especially since you have an advantage with advanced IT knowledge. You can’t be fooled, or given you some "cheat software", to put it simply, simply not let it down.