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USB transfer VERY slow

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by HalfwayHose, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. HalfwayHose

    HalfwayHose Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. HalfwayHose

    HalfwayHose Thread Starter

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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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