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What type of file is this?
(1) Are these files on a network drive? What's the traffic on that net?
(2) Is the drive fragmented?
(3) Is compression enabled on the drive?
(4) How is your firewall setup? Does your virus software automatically check files transferred from network during the transfer?
(5) Are you copying from one partition on the drive to another partition?
(6) Is DMA properly setup on the drives?
(7) If this drive is on a shared controller, what is the second device? (I'm told that controllers will set themselves for the transfer rate of the slowest device)
The IO transfer rate generally has little to do with the CPU power as most drives bypass the CPU by using DMA (direct memory access). Download or purchase a drive speed utility and see what your transfer rate is.
Look closely at Steve's questions, comments and suggestions.
In PP2, I have one Project that is 2 hrs. of DV-AVI, a 200+ image Slideshow (non-Layered PSD's), all sorts of Layered PSDs, 16 Tracks of Video (Effects out the wazoo) and 4 Tracks of Audio, in 12 DD 5.1 SS Sequences. It loads in just over 3 mins. on a CPU/RAM system similar to yours.
Now, my I/O is probably greatly different, and all Assets are stored on a separate internal SATA II HDD, but in separate folders: Video, Stills, Audio, etc.. All on the same drive, and it is not an exteranl, or networked, and is physically separate from my OS/Programs HDD and my Page File HDD.
I/O is the big key here, as Steve points out.
Thank you very much - but was is IO?...
I/O is Input/Output and here relates to the HDD structure of your system, i.e. physical HDD's and their specs, plus how they are utilized and their connections.