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Posted · Original PosterOP

I guess Google has already given me the answer and it doesn't seem possible, but is there really no way to make Windows copy files sequentially instead all at once? It seems to be somewhat mitigable by transferring folders instead of individual files. It would be nice if it were possible to transfer file by file instead of trying to multitask dozens of large files and tanking copy speeds.

 

Edit: should have clarified this is from Windows to an Unraid share, but it's set to do parity not with the disk being written to so that should have lesser impact.



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That's not what "sequential" means in terms of read-write performance. Sequential vs. random is referring to blocks, i.e. where the actual data is written and how much searching has to be done to collect them all. It has nothing to do with how many files are being written at once or if it's asynchronous or not.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, Chris Pratt said:

That's not what "sequential" means in terms of read-write performance. Sequential vs. random is referring to blocks, i.e. where the actual data is written and how much searching has to be done to collect them all. It has nothing to do with how many files are being written at once or if it's asynchronous or not.

Yeah I meant sequential in terms of file order. I get that sequential on the drive means something else and that that also impacts performance. Surely this effect gets magnified to a certain extent in writing 50 files vs writing 1 file?

 

I certainly see a performance hit if I copy e.g. just one episode vs selecting the whole season's individual files and drag&dropping it over.

 

Also should have clarified this is from Windows to an Unraid share, but it's set to do parity not with the disk being written to so that should have lesser impac


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