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What's a normal file-copying speed these days?

What is a normal speed for copying large files within the same hard-drive on a modern desktop PC (7,200RPM SATA single-drive, Quad-Core CPU, plenty of memory)?

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Guest [Entry]

"This has very little to do with CPU / memory and more to do with the hard drives and their connected controller.

Just did a little unscientific test -

Transferring a 358Mb file from one partition to another on the same machine took 9 seconds (about 39,8Mbps).

Transferring a 238Mb file from one disk to another disk took 3 seconds (about 79,3Mbps).

Both drives are 7200RPM SATA 2 disks with 16MB cache."