Server 2008 R2 64 bit copy paste to itself is SLOW

I have brand new server running 2008 Server R2 64 bit with 8 mg.  When I try to copy and paste a files from one folder to another - same server, same hard drive - it is slow - very slow - compared to other machines I have - XP and even the server I replaced which was Server 2008 32 bit with 4 Gb RAM

Any ideas of why it takes so long - and any ideas if I can improve the situation?
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Coyping internally on the same harddrive IS slow, especially if if the disk is in use already by other applications/services.

That is why you have RAID and/or more harddrives in a server. I presume that you are using a single disk in the server and no RAID?
VillageacAuthor Commented:
copying from the E drive to the the E drive.  No RAID on the drive.  So is it just a fact of Server 2008 R2 64 bit that it takes a much longer time than doing the same thing to the same folders on 32bit or XP?
Well, are you sure that disk (not the drive letter or partition it self) are in use for other stuff?
And what speeds are you getting?

You can try TeraCopy and see if it improves.
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VillageacAuthor Commented:
right now there is no other disk activity but copy and paste.  I booted into safe mode and I am getting about 8 mbs.

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VillageacAuthor Commented:
no one answered my question but, personally, I think leaving it in the database for people looking in the future is a better way to go then deleting it.
For start you can try to run Best Practice Analyzer and try to correct all issues it will find.

From your info it is difficult to say if it is a software or hardware issue.
If possible, you can try to install some other OS on that server to see if on different OS you have the same issue. In that case it is hardware issue.
If with different OS works fine, try to fully patch the server (FW, drivers, OS updates) and remove additionally installed software, like antivirus.
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