I would like to add my recommendation.
I do a lot of file movement between ~14 mounted parttions across several h/d.
The easiest and most effective way to do a lot of file movement and still know exactly what is going on is to use a dual pane file manager.
My default file manager is Krusader. It is a KDE app that is interlaced with enough functionality to accommodate most file management tasks.
If you're adverse to kde, then my alternate recommendation is xfe. It lighter than Krusader but covers the major functionality with respect to file management.
Both of these apps are in the repository. If you decide to go the Krusader route, here's a link to a short paper I put together covering how to get the root mode working in non-kde environments.http://www.boomerclan.info/techpaperslx/99-krusader-root-mode-in-gnome.html
Hope this helps.