I got a new Dell laptop recently, with an i7 processor and 6GB RAM, with 2 320GB hard drives. I thought this machine would have a lot of horsepower, and in most respects it does.
But I find it to be very slow to transfer files between its two hard drives. I transferred about 100GB between the 2 drives recently, and it took hours. The transfer dialog box reported a transfer rate of 20 to 30 MB per second, which is ridiculous. I just did a test and it tkes about 12 seconds to transfer a 820 MB file, at about 60 or 70 MB per second.
Is this normal? I thought it would be much faster to transfer data between hard drives, like in the region of hundreds of MB per second. Is there something I could do to speed this up?