One of the things I love about the new Windows 8 server that is available for testing from Microsoft is the file copy dialog box and the graphing it shows you.
Below I’m copying a 500GB file from a W2008R2 server over to my Windows 8 test system. It gives me not only the time remaining, but also an indication of the speed of the transfer.
If you run Task Manager, you can dig into things more still with deal data on the NIC and it’s performance.
My 1GB NIC is getting a bit of a workout
And you know what is really cool about this…. the 1 hour estimate actually was about 1 hour!!!