- Select 10x2GB files, then drag and drop to another location.
- Drag and drop each 2GB file to the location individually, in succession (10 times).
I’ve tested this across multiple OS X versions and Apple computers, and the latter example always executes faster.
- Why’s the drag and drop sequential fashion faster?
- That said, why doesn’t Finder just execute batch operations in the same manner? I must be missing something(s)…
Note: This is a question that teeters on the edge of not being within the bounds of this site, yet nonetheless, one worth asking :)
The results are the same regardless of the order (batch/manual) in which it's performed.