To get large file from one place to another what is faster cutting or copying a file ? What factors can influence the result?
I've heard it matters if they are on the same drive and the speed of the drive, but don't know for sure.
It depends on some factors.
If you're moving the file on the same drive and partition it will be faster to cut/paste than to copy since it's not actually moving the data.
If it's across partition or drive boundries it will always be a copy or copy+erase so the difference is minimal.
On the same disk, cutting, by a considerable margin. On different disks, Copying, by virtue of cutting would require the original to be deleted, which would take a tiny amount of time.