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Re: FastCopy V1.99 R3

#31 Post by infimum » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:59 pm

v1.99r4 up.

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Re: Fast Copy

#32 Post by webfork » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:49 pm

Has anyone actually tested this software to see if it speeds up file transfers?

~9,000 small files, ~600 megs
NTFS flash drive (compressed data)
Vista Business Basic

Vista normal drag-and-drop copy: 3 minutes
FastCopy: 3.5 minutes

If the copy speed had been *close* I could have said that this was just a strange config that can't really be optimized. Because Vista's internal copy soundly beat FastCopy by 15%, I'm inclined to think FC isn't doing what its advertised to do. There's no doubt that FastCopy has some cool extra features but the fast part is the name of the software.

One instance is very far from comprehensive -- has anyone else run tests of their own? What about similar software like Teracopy?

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Re: Fast Copy

#33 Post by AyrA » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:49 am

I like TeraCopy (also portable, if you put a File named "portable" in the TeraCopy Directory)

If you have many small Files, it reads them at once, until it's buffer is full, what only happens, if the Destination disk is slower than the Source Disk.

The most Awesome two Features are: Can replace the Windows Explorer Copy and Move Action (if installed and not portable) and it detects the Paths in opened Windows Explorer, so you can also select them in TeraCopy, and save Paths in your Favorites if you use them Much.

It is free for non-commercial use.

Download: ... /teracopy/
1. Install
2. COPY to your portable Folder
3. uninstall the Application. (this is why we COPIED it)
4. Create a new File in the Portable TeraCopy Folder named "Portable" (content of File doesn't matter)
5. Launch TeraCopy.exe
6. You're done. (The Program should create a Options.ini File) in the Folder
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Re: Fast Copy

#34 Post by joby_toss » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:38 am

My quick test:

System: WinXPProSP3x86
CPU: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-80, idle
HDD: Hitachi HTS543232L9A3 SCSI Disk Device, 320GB, C:\, D:\
AntiVirus: Avira AV Free - guard on

Test subject: contents of "D:\folder\" = 4.214 files, 396 folders = 316 MB (332.157.578 bytes)
Target folder: "C:\test\"

Used apps have default settings.

1. winxp method = 2.21 min
2. supercopier 2b1.9 = 2.12 min
3. teracopy 2.07b = 1.27 min
4. fastcopy = 1.24 min

I wouldn't use a separate app for copy\move process if winxp' method had pause\resume, speed display, separate operation log.

My habits: I use system's method 90% of the time, but use SuperCopier2 for 90% of my data. Meaning there is no point of using (for me) anything else than xp's method most of the time (small amounts of data copied\moved), but when I backup data using external drive, or usb flash drives I use SuperCopier2.

P.S. I should do 3 more tests: one using a single big file and same 2 using my external HDD, but only if I have time!

Cheers! :)

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Re: Fast Copy

#35 Post by guinness » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:53 am

I use TeraCopy as a replacement for the inbuilt Windows Copy/Move simply because it verifies the hash fingerprint. I chose TeraCopy over Fastopy - LifeHacker I like how I can use Ctrl + C / Ctrl + X with no right-clicking or commands.

I use FastCopy when creating Batch files as a replacement for COPY/XCOPY, again for the hash verification.

Personally its not how fast they can Copy/Move (pretty much the majority are around the 1.40min mark,) its how well they Copy/Move and what safety measures are in place.
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Re: Fast Copy

#36 Post by infimum » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:57 am

The last time I used TeraCopy, it deleted alternate data stream (ADS). Has this been fixed?

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Re: FastCopy V1.99 R4

#37 Post by Emka » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:31 pm

FastCopy 2.04 is available.
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Re: FastCopy V2.04

#38 Post by Checker » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:03 am

Thanks ... and updated :wink:

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Re: Fast Copy

#39 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:16 pm

I must say that, despite being slower than other copiers, I seem to come back to this program over time for two primary features:

1. The verification feature, which double checks that the data was sent properly.
2. The speed controls, which let me turn down a transfer to a crawl so it doesn't interfere with something else I'm doing.

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Re: Fast Copy

#40 Post by I am Baas » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:06 pm

FastCopy v3.00b1 (beta version) was released 2015/07/30:
Improve I/O speed(especially network drive) by Overlapped I/O
Add Relative include/exclude filter.
Optimize multiple running FastCopys. (Enable parallel running if every FastCopys use the HDDs that another FastCopys aren't used. if not, the FastCopy that is waiting for terminating another FastCopy. And if a FastCopy has standby/shutdown post-process option, it will execute it after all fastcopy tasks terminating.
Add /no_ui option. (for task scheduler or batch job)
MainBuffer can be specified 4096MB or over. (only 64bit FastCopy)
Add the option that can record timestamp/filesize information in filelog.
Add tolerance at the timestamp comparison option
Improve Physical drive group decision
Improve helpfile.
Easy to see the display (font, comma-delimited, point precision adjustment).
Main settings filename is changed FastCopy.ini -> FastCopy2.ini.
Change license BSD to GPLv3
Bəəs 2.0

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Re: Fast Copy

#41 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:20 pm

I am Baas wrote:FastCopy v3.00b1 (beta version) was released
Great news. I'll check that out sometime soon.

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Re: Fast Copy

#42 Post by Enternal » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Woah it got an update!! I'm surprised! I'm a bit sad he does not really respond to emails since I sent him an updated source code that cleans up the funny English years ago as well as making the text spacings all consistent. Oh well, the English is still understandable so no problem there. Either way, I simply adore this program since it works so well and stable and from my experiences, never froze or does other weird things like TeraCopy.

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Re: Fast Copy

#43 Post by @thehop » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:17 pm

I still like FastCopy's unique features ...

# can copy Symlinks/Junctions correctly
# can DELETE locked Systemfolders e.g. System Volume Information and all others blocked by Windows
Therefore: ''I think twice, before deleting anything'' 8)

REQUEST: A ''Pause'' Option would be fine.

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Re: Fast Copy

#44 Post by shirouzu » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:22 am

Hello, I am the author.
I am sorry for my poor English :-)
I want to correct GUI and help file.

By the way, If you move "Speed slider" to left end, FastCopy will be "suspend" mode.

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Re: Fast Copy

#45 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:15 am

shirouzu wrote:Hello, I am the author.
Hello and welcome to the forums. I've been using your program for a very long time now :)
shirouzu wrote:By the way, If you move "Speed slider" to left end, FastCopy will be "suspend" mode.
I knew that but forgot :)

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