I'm in the mitts of a big video project I move 50 to 100 gig's of files at a time from drive to drive and I'm doing a lot of transcoding and reencoding. I'm having some file transfer issues, but lemme lay-out the set up for you first.
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
OS Service Pack
Service Pack 2
4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Intel Pentium 4 540, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Dell Dimension 4700
Intel Grantsdale-G i915G
502 MB (DDR2-400 DDR2 SDRAM)
Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family (128 MB)
Intel GMA 900
ViewSonic P95f+ [19" CRT] (33M032400122)
Creative SB0240 Audigy 2 Platinum Sound Card
Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
ST340014AS (40 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)
ST3300831A (300 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
LaCie Group SA LaCie FW800 Big Disk drive LUN 0 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device (372 GB)
LaCie Group SA LaCie FW800 Bigger Disk drive LUN 0 IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device (935 GB)
HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4482
Ok the 2 LaCies are chained via Firewire 800, and its connected to the computer with Firewire 400, to my Sound Blaster card.
It seems when I transfer say.... 60 GB's down to my 400 GB LaCie from the TB drive it takes on average an hour, give or take 15 to 20 minutes. But When I try to move a couple gigs to the 300 GB drive windows says its going to take 200 minutes then after a couple minutes the timer disappears and it just kinda chugs along, Also on my other system the encoding processes seems to take a third less time, its a AMD64 3700+ with a gig of ram.
Im thinkn about dropn a gig kit into it; (http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85018-10
also with MCE on there it gets pretty dam sluggish during recording. But could the transfer problem have another root?