I think you are not understanding, probably becuause i a not clear. The CPU utiliation is not 100% during a simple file copy, it is 100% because the CPU is very busy processing. Howefer, during the sequence of consecutive steps, when the CPU is at less than 100% and the drive is struggling to write the GB of data, the relatively slovenly 15K.3 can be frustrating. It is a real probelm on teh 295 mpizel images, for example the 16-bit a and b channel smart blur or pluggins etc.. I am tired of the waiting for a new, faster hard drive but antother 6-9 months it will probably be.
Aw, crap this merlot is too much for the small man. I meant 95 megopixles, Larry.