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Extremely slow usb transfer speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SparkPlugBolt, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. SparkPlugBolt

    SparkPlugBolt Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am on Win 7 32 bit. I have a transcend 8 GB , 2.0 Usb flash drive.

    I have formatted the flash drive to ntsc using windoes format tool.

    the problem is the speed of moving or copying files to and from the drive is only at 1.5MB/s to 2.5MB/s.

    I read articles on the net, and changed the policy to better performance and formatted to ntsc. still no change.

    how do i fix it?
     
  2. Archimag

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    I have never heard of ntsc you sure you don't mean NTFS? Did you test your Transcend pen drive faster on any other computer? Because there simple are a lot of slow pen drives out there. Some of the ones I tested manage 5MB/sec read and 3MB/sec write.
     
  3. SparkPlugBolt

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    I meant NTFS.

    My pen drives a Transcend JetFlash 500.

    I used it on a different computer with Windows XP, and a particular 2.55 GB folder took 5 minutes to copy.
    The time to copy to my computer with Windows 7 was 6 minutes.

    So I guess the problem is not with the reading, rather writing mostly.

    I have read, people writing at 20MB/s.

    So how do I optimize my writing speed?
     
  4. Archimag

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    How much RAM do you have? If you don't have a lot of RAM, it will be slow. Check RAM usage when copying.
     
  5. SparkPlugBolt

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    I have 3 GB RAM.
     
  6. jamesx121

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    also if the USB port is writing at USB 1.1 speed then
    it will be slower than USB 2.0 write speed.

    do you have your computer manual.

    does it say what USB version your supposed to have
     
  7. SparkPlugBolt

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    I have my computer manual.

    All of my ports are USB 2.0. So is my flash drive.
     
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    From some of the reviews, those speeds are normal. If you want faster speeds, pay more for a faster drive. Most are slow, but there are some speedier models.
     
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