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Why are file copiers running slow on my computer?

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  1. axeman61

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    I'm always copying files from my hard drive to a MicroSD card in my Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2. Figuring Windows would go too slow for all the stuff I'm moving, I elected to use Teracopy. However, Teracopy moves horribly slow, going at 2.3 MB/s while slowing down my computer. Still faster results than regular windows copier, but I know it can do more. I know that because a while back I had to format this SD card and put all the media from my computer back on it. For a blissful while, there was actually an insane speed of around 10-16 MB/s with no slowdown to the computer. Then it went back down to tortoise speeds. Since I was never able to get that 16 MB/s again, I've recently tried something new: SuperCopier. To my dismay, the same results are happening. A maximum of 2.5MB/s. What am I doing wrong here? Am I even supposed to have transfer speeds of 10 MB/s or more?

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    There are a lot of things that can affect the copying speed.

    How full is your hard drive?
    The swap area may not be big enough, do you have it set for Windows to control?
    Are you using a USB connection?
    If so do you have USB 1 or 2?
    The AV program may being scanning the transfer of each file.

    I have never used a thrid party copying program that did anything better than what windows Explorer does.
     
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    It appears to me that it is the speed of the SD card that is slowing things down.

    Is it any faster if you use a USB thumbdrive?
     
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    Nope. Still topping out at 2.5 MB/s.
     
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    See what happens if you disable the AV program?
    The above does NOT agree with the following, from the OP.
     
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    Well, I'm copying from D.

    And I've already tried it with Avira off.
     
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    But the swap file is on the C drive, so it is copying to the swap then to the ssd drive.
     
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    Oh. OK. I don't know why it went fast that one time then. The C drive had as much space then as it does now.
     
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