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Looking for a [fast read] USB 160gb storage solution

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Imola Ghost, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. Imola Ghost

    Imola Ghost Thread Starter

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    Solid state?

    USB zip drive?

    I've been using a 500gb Western Digital usb hard drive I picked up at Best Buy and it seems to be quite slow at reading/accessing the data. I believe a solid state hard drive or a usb zip drive might be the right product for what I want.

    I use it for storing mp3 music on to put in my car. the WD drive works decent but when browsing around my 24,000 song collection stored on the drive, it becomes a little laggy/bogged down sometimes and I believe a better/faster reading drive would be worth the money to me.

    Ideas?
     
  2. TekTime

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    What's the model of your drive? (in most cases, flash memory is not able to write data as quickly as a conventional hard drive)
     
  3. Imola Ghost

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    Not sure of the exact model but It is one of their small newer portable USB Western Digital 500gb drive.
     
  4. TekTime

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    If you can get the model number, you could compare models and see if any have a faster read/write speed than yours. I'm not really sure how much of a noticeable difference that would make though.

    You should try (if not already) defragmenting the drive, since you have 24,000 songs on it - that may help.
     
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