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Liquidus_wolf

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#1 11 years ago

Hey i got a few video files on me harddrive wich r like 4 - 6 gig a peice ... i been storing a few on to a maxtor 250GB harddrive and a external 160GB. It takes me ages to tranfer one movie :( whats causing it to take so long to copy over ? They r basicly DVD files Mpeg. i wouldent mind storing them on me external harddrive's (all of them) but it takes ages 2 transfer like i said. Their any way 2 speed things up ? They r connected via USB. They however don drain any power from me comp as i ahve the power connector (USB) Connected to my USB hub and the HD's USB data lead for them connected straight to my PC. wolf




Liquidus_wolf

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#2 11 years ago

Both the 160 and 250 r externals




kow_ciller

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#3 11 years ago

The problem is the fact that they're USB. If they were Esata it would be much faster, but you cant expect too much from USB.




Pethegreat Advanced Member

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#4 11 years ago

USB should be able to give speeds around 10-15 mb/sec.

A 5 gb file should take about 7 minutes at a speed of 12.5mb/s




Junk angel

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#5 11 years ago

I recommend you try a freeware program called terracopy. Just google it. Speeds up transfer speeds a lot.




Liquidus_wolf

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#6 11 years ago

I tryed Terracopy but it said it was gunna take an hour or so :( wolf




Mr. Pedantic

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#7 11 years ago

It depends. USB2.0 external HDDs apparently have 480mb/s file transfer speeds, however, due to practical restraints this speed cannot be reached with the sort of hardware you have. Firstly, is processor speed. The reason FireWire is a lot faster than USB is because it uses the bus, rather than the CPU, to transfer the data, meaning you can do it faster. Another important consideration is the speeds of the hard drives themselves. If you have slow HDDs, either internal or external, that will limit the speed of the transfer.




Freyr Advanced Member

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#8 11 years ago

You might want to check and see if the USB port is USB 1 or 2.




Homer Gonerson

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#9 11 years ago

What Operating System are you using?

Freyr;4628644You might want to check and see if the USB port is USB 1 or 2.

And his grammar :/




*Daedalus

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#10 11 years ago

Some possible restraints: USB 1.0/1.1 (2.0 will limit also, but it's FAR better than either of the two mentioned here) Drive rotation speed (e.g. 5,400RPM would be slow) CPU clock




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