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Time of coping files

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hello! I have two hard drives and I want to determine time of copying files from one to other. So, I do: 1) Create file system on the second HDD and mount it 2) Copy set of files from / to folder mounted on step 1 3) Call sync to write all data to disks 3) Repeat step 2-3 10 times to make results more smooth So, results are too strange: The first time is a much greater that other 9, for example: 1000 51 50 49 52 .... I don't have reasons why the first time is mutch greater than other 9: May be on first copying allocated internal structures of file system on the second (HowTos)