Looking for some statistics on star and cp

I’ve been using star lately to backup my home directory to another hard-disk.
I use star because I’ve read somewhere it is faster than cp for copying. It seems faster to me too, but I would like to know if there is any data on internet to confirm it.

Just run your own experiment, using times to monitor the process.

also keep in mind the file permissions and user info
cp – by it’s self-- will NOT preserve them