USB transfer VERY slow

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HalfwayHose

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Hi All,

I have an Acer Netbook and just plugged an external hard drive in via USB. I have 2.18G to transfer and it is telling me to wait another 2 hours and 15 minutes.

It has Intel Atom N570(1.66GHz) and win7 Starter.

Is that the best I can hope for?

It took my 6 year old Acer Aspire 14 minutes to put the 2.18G on the hard drive.
 

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Being a NetBook and with Starter, you most likely have only 1 Gig of RAM, so things are going to slow on this machine.

You MIGHT be able to upgrade the RAM, but most NetBooks were built with a motherbaord that could handle only 1 Gig of RAM.
 

HalfwayHose

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Thanks guys,

I was writing to the internal hard drive so write caching may not help that much. Also I am only using the USB drive for large chunks while I load the netbook up with the stuff I need. I'll just suffer it for now.

It is maxed out at 1G but I checked during the copying and it was only using 54% of memory.

Thanks anyway.
 

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The motherboards in these NetBooks are NOT known for speed, they go with the price of these machines.
 
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