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Old May 1, 2011, 07:29 PM
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I'd say it's because you're transferring a bunch of relatively small files. That involves more seeking, reading and writing by the hard drives to perform. Also if you consider the file system too, much more data needs to be written about each file and where it resides physically on the disk. Compared to large files that is a single continuous data stream which involves much less overhead.

As said above though, if you're backing up files, best to just put them into an archive to make a single large file to send across the network.
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