I do a lot of movement of files on my Mac Mini with a number of external drives, some of which are Spinning HDDs. Some of the files are many files from the same source to the same destinations, others are a single file to specific folders. All are bespoke (i.e. not scriptable in advance)
The problem I have is that I like to set a few file copies going and then come back later, but by doing this it sets the drives to thrash as it copies up to a dozen different files from different sources to different destinations, often on the same drives which causes the drive head to thrash, meaning the copy takes longer, it probably leads to fragmentation of the files and definitely takes longer to complete.
Does anyone know of an application which would allow me to queue these to happen serially rather than in parallel?