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is this transfer slow for a usb2 buffalo drive?


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19-Aug-2012, 06:19 PM #1
Smile is this transfer slow for a usb2 buffalo drive?
hi guys,

just copied +- 40GB of data on my windows server 2008 r2 with 8 gb of ram to a usb 2 buffalo drive
it took 40 min+- with an average transfer of 19,8MB/second

is this slow? i have disabled cache writing on the buffalo to help speed things up but to me it still seems slow
another site said it should copy this in about 18min

what else could possibly be wrong...should i get faster speeds?
any info appreciated
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19-Aug-2012, 09:24 PM #2
Possibly. But it also depends upon the data type. For example, a few large files will transfer much faster than 1000's of small files.
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19-Aug-2012, 10:48 PM #3
its a mix of big and lots of small...what else can i do???
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20-Aug-2012, 12:58 PM #4
Well first place to start is to benchmark the physical transfer speed of the drive connected to the server and on another computer that is known to have fast USB transfer speeds and see how the speeds compare. I'm referring to a benchmark such as HD Tune or ATTO Disk Benchmark, you can find both using Google and both are free or have a free trial.
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