DISCLAIMER: I'm a programmer, not an admin!
I am setting up web apps in a new server cluster and copying files using xcopy or robocopy and UNC paths between servers on the same subnet is really slow. SOmetimes it seems to sporadically speed up, other times it is taking 2+ seconds to copy 5K files. On our old environment this was lightning fast. The only difference I know of is that was Win2K3 and this is Win2K8. Could OS have anything to do with it, or is this more likely a weird network issue causing this?