Question for Vista users.

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  1. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    A friend of mine has a new HP with Vista and so far has been happy with it, but has run into an issue. She has a database which has multiple directories and about 13000 files. Total size is around 250MB. All efforts to move the files to CD result in times of 3 hours or so. Time on an older XP system was way less.

    Has anyone seen this kind of behavior and a cause.

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    You mean a speed decrease in access and reading of the hard drive? Nope I never seen that on VISTA. I transfer stuff within my raid's and also my USB 2.0 external and no noticeable behavior like that. That behavior sounds like an antivirus scanning all the files first or something.

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    Vista has slower file copy times. Noticeably slower. Can't say if this is common on all systems but Microsoft intends to address this specific issue in SP1 for Vista.
     
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    Well it might be hardware independent because my XP and VISTA file copy times are about the same give or take a few.

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    Certainly not anywhere near the same on my machine. It looks like the MS fix may just be for network copies. However if you want evidence that it's a common problem (which I happen to have on my underspecced E6600, 4GB of dual channel, quad raptor, 7900GTO love machine) then check out this thread http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1358057&SiteID=17 where the first Microsoft staffer responds saying

    or google "file copy slow vista" and see how many threads you can find. More threads than Vista can handle :D

    Vista has three annoying issues IMHO:

    1. PAT/Memory Remap being poorly implemented and causing problems with hardware (usually TV Cards)
    2. Slow file copy
    3. Audio subsystem so crippled with DRM it effects fidelity
     
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    TV cards are indeed a problem and so is the DRM stuff, but hey not arguing, my xp is faster than vista in all the other areas.

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    Hi Guys

    Hey, thanks so much for the replies. Gads, I think I am so glad I've stayed away. My friend has the copy problem, and I noticed the audio quality was much poorer on my system when I install vista, even with the new drivers. Grrr.

    Anyway again thanks for the replies.

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