Recently I had DVD with a folder that contained over 83,000 files and folders. When I went to mirror this folder onto a local harddrive with ROBOCOPY I quickly discovered that more than an hour had past and only 20% of the files had been copies.
Next I thought of something faster but still not fast: I made an ISO image file of the DVD and then using WinRAR opened up the ISO and extracted the directory to the destination. That turned out to take some 20 minutes which for a folder of less than 1GB in size seemed extraordinarily long wait.
Does anyone know of a way to just "DUMP" the directory onto the HD to maximize the copy speed?