I have a simple script that copies four feature classes from a sde geodatabase and places them in a file geodatabase. Three of the feature classes run quickly but the forth feature class has a few hundred-thousand records. The larger feature class takes about five minutes to process. I'm currently utilizing the feature class to feature class tool. I've also tested with the copy tool and experienced similar runtimes. I noticed in ArcMap the fastest way to copy the data is to right-click on the layer and select Data-->Export Data.
Is there a specific tool in the "system tools" that works off the same algorithm or is there a tool that is quicker than the "feature class to feature class" and "copy" tools and also functionally equivalent?