Now we’ll be copying the same file-sets to another logical disk and see if the results are any different.
Copying the Install file-set into another partition is almost like copying the same files into a subfolder. The Seagate ST3750640AS has a solid reserve of speed over the other drives.
It looks like a trend that Western Digital’s drives have low speeds when copying large files. For the Maxtors, it is the best conditions as they are closely approaching the leaders, Seagate’s ST3750640AS and ST3500630AS.
The diagrams that show copying to another partition are very similar to the diagram of copying into a subfolder, so we won’t discuss them further.
The results of the test in FAT32 differ but little from the NTFS results we’ve just discussed. So, they don’t require our comments. You can view the tables and diagrams here.