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Old 03-05-2007
just bob
 

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Slow file copy to USB device
Hi again,

I've got a brand new USB 2.0 Maxtor external drive and Vista reports my
speed for copying a folder of about 10,000 files and 36Gb is only 14MB/sec.

Why so slow? It's estimating it will take 45 minutes. On XP I could do this
in about 15 minutes.

This is on a brand new Dell D820 with Vista Ultimate, 3GB of RAM, all ports
USB2, both external and internal hard drives are 7200RPM. Nothing running
except for Windows Mail to write this post.

Any ideas what I can do to speed this up?

Thanks,
-Bob

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Old 03-05-2007
Jeff
 

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Re: Slow file copy to USB device
Check the power usage on the USB device. Make sure you have plenty of power.
You may want to try another USB port. What else do you have on the same usb
hub? See what other Bandwidth consuming devices you have.. Check your Device
Manager. Look at the properties of your USB devices and USB Host
Controllers.



"just bob" <kilbyfan-aol@net.com> wrote in message
news:OqAytK3XHHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi again,
>
> I've got a brand new USB 2.0 Maxtor external drive and Vista reports my
> speed for copying a folder of about 10,000 files and 36Gb is only
> 14MB/sec.
>
> Why so slow? It's estimating it will take 45 minutes. On XP I could do
> this in about 15 minutes.
>
> This is on a brand new Dell D820 with Vista Ultimate, 3GB of RAM, all
> ports USB2, both external and internal hard drives are 7200RPM. Nothing
> running except for Windows Mail to write this post.
>
> Any ideas what I can do to speed this up?
>
> Thanks,
> -Bob


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Old 03-06-2007
Richard Urban
 

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Re: Slow file copy to USB device
Did you optimize your external drive for "performance" in device manager. It
makes a difference in the through put.

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Richard Urban MVP
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"just bob" <kilbyfan-aol@net.com> wrote in message
news:OqAytK3XHHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi again,
>
> I've got a brand new USB 2.0 Maxtor external drive and Vista reports my
> speed for copying a folder of about 10,000 files and 36Gb is only
> 14MB/sec.
>
> Why so slow? It's estimating it will take 45 minutes. On XP I could do
> this in about 15 minutes.
>
> This is on a brand new Dell D820 with Vista Ultimate, 3GB of RAM, all
> ports USB2, both external and internal hard drives are 7200RPM. Nothing
> running except for Windows Mail to write this post.
>
> Any ideas what I can do to speed this up?
>
> Thanks,
> -Bob


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