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Q: Solved: Slow Transfer speed

My PC is getting extremely slow of late to open web pages and to send attachments to e-mails etc. Last evening I thought it might be my anti virus slowing things down (AVG) so thought I might try a different anti virus (AVAST) to see if that would improve things. Couldn't download AVAST with AVG installed so uninstalled AVG but AVAST still wouldn't load so went back to reinstall AVG. This took over an hour!!!
Speaking of problem to colleague decided to look at transfer speeds, he and I decided to check his transfer speed compared to mine.
When trying to download AVAST for a test his transfer speed was 85KB/sec and mine was 5.3KB/sec!!!!!!! Both of us are using Windows XP SP3 but with different ISP's.
Any suggestions please.

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I am trying to copy files from one Windows 7 PC to another Windows 7 PC using Wi-Fi. I mounted the directory of PC A on PC B and then I am dragging and dropping the file to copy it.
All the PCs on my Home Network are 802.11 N. All the PCs are on the same Homegroup.
PC to PC speed is 1-2MBs but if I drag the same file to my cloud storage it is 80+MBs (these numbers are bases on the More Details in the transfer window)
I tried turning off IPv6 (suggestion from another site)
I tried turning off Remote Differential Compression (suggestion from another thread on this site)
I'm not expecting ultra high speed, but 5MBs would be nice!
Any suggestions?

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Hello guys!

So I bought this kick-ass laptop from MSI. It is pretty good. These are the specs (in case they aid in finding a solution to my problem):

Name: MSI WorkStation Series GT60 2OKWS-674US

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

CPU: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-4800MQ

Hard drive: 1 TB 7200 RPM, 128 GB Solid-State Drive

Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K3100 with 4 GB DDR3 VRAM

Hard disk description: SATA

Optical Storage Device: BD Burner

Cache Memory installed size: 6.0
Problem statement:

I am trying to copy files from a DVD disc (some 3 GB of data) using the CD-ROM on this laptop. The transfer speed is EXTREMELY LOW! It starts with almost 3.5 MB/sec at first, but then after 10 seconds or so, it gets down to 500 KB/sec! The transfer was going to take approximately 6 hours, which is a lot for a laptop with specs like mine.

I tried to copy the same DVD to another laptop, which had much lower specs than my MSI, the approximated time was 10 minutes.

I tried to update CD-ROM but it told me that it was up to date.

Please help me guys!
Best regards,

A:How do I change CD-ROM speed? (Transfer speed is extremely slow)

The Specs don't mean nothing buddy, however the specs of the DVD Driver do...

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I've done alot of reading about transfer rate with 2.0 and 3.0. For 2.0 it's 480 MB/s and for 3.0 it's 5 GB/s. Copying a 2GB item from computer to external HHD. Using 3.0 port on my notebook on test 1 it's around 34MB/s and then on test 2 the speed might be 3.57MB/s, and then on test 3, it's around 36MB/s and when the file size get's smaller, the speed starts to slow down. Why can't I get my 5GB/s?

A:usb 3.0 Transfer Speed Very Slow

Your speed is limited by the slowest link in the chain. The external hard drive in the enclosure at best can only do 133MB/s if its IDE. Thats the theoretical maximum, real world speed is more like 100MB/s or even less if its only an ATA-100 drive. You won't even come close to the USB 2 max speed.
EDIT: A SATA drive will be faster but still won't come close to the full USB 3 speed. My SATA 300 drive maxes out at around 150MB/s.

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hi guys got a pc 5 1/2 years old that i have some problems with that i am slowly getting fixed thanks to this website, recently when i have been tranferring files from desktop to usb pen drive is takes ages to finish, i.e a 1.5 gb file takes approx 20 minutes to transfer. however when i transfer the files to another pc it takes about 90 secs max. the laptops are 2 x vista with 1 gb ram and a win 7 with 3 gb ram. the specs of the desktop pc are
dell dimension 5150
intel p4 3.4 ghz
1 gb ram
230 gb hard drive
usb 2.0
i done a google and found this:

Right click on the USB drive and select properties
Select the Hardware tab
Under All Disk Drives, highlight your USB drive and select Properties
Select the Policies tab and select Optimize for performance.
Press OK twice, and your transfer speeds should increase dramatically
this cuts down transfer rate to approx 14 mins but i still think this seems slow
any help appreciated.
**please note that files are all home movies of bithdays, christmases etc.**

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my fujistu siemens amilo laptop transfer speeds to my wd 2tb elements external are realy slow wen transferring any amount of files starts off at 60 mbps then drops to 1.66 to be exact takes 1 hour 30minutes for 6 gb .ive checked cable and replaced it with a monster 800mbps cable still no differance tried it on on my xp laptop and speed are normal just the vista laptop im having trouble with .theres 2 intel (r) ich9 family usb2 enhanced host controllers but theres three usb ports what could be causing this ive switched of all programs that could be conflicting. what could be causing this

A:usb transfer speed really slow

What do you get for Crystal Disk Mark numbers?

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HI All,

If I use the 2 USB ports on the front of my case I get a transfer speed of about 11.3MB/s.
If I use the 4 ports at the back of my case(onboard) then I get a transfer speed of about the same.
If I use the 4 ports connected via PCI(not Express) slot I get a tranfer rate of about 4.9MB/s.
The Card connected to the PCI slot is called a Silicon Image Sil 3x12 SATALink Controller Driver.

As far as I know I have the lastest drivers for my motherboard, USB devices and SATAlink controller.
Optimising external Drives and flash drives for performance doesn't make a difference either.

I have no idea why these transfer speeds are so slow and it's very frustrating.

Hopefully you guys can help.

Thanks in advance!

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This is a problem I have lived with for quite some time now but I'm deciding to get to the route of the problem.
Essentially my USB transfer speed never seems to breach 8/9 MBps.

I use a range of different USB 3.0 flash drives and my motherboard has USB 3 ports. I have checked the USB 3 driver and everything seems to be working accordingly.

I have one USB 2 port as well on my laptop and this transfers at the same speed.

Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this or what can be causing this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) t
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7973 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 905 GB (247 GB Free); D: 5 GB (5 GB Free);
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 700Z3C/700Z5C
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

A:USB Transfer Speed Very Slow

That is about what I see on usb3 flash drives. I highly doubt you have anything wrong.

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Hi, In the last few days I've been having an annoying problem when I try to transfer large files to my usb 3.0. flash drive. The flash drive is inserted into the laptop's 3.0. socket, but still the transfer speed is around 1 mb/s or less. It usually starts out fast (40 mb/s), then it grinds to a halt. Last night it took me 2 hours to transfer 8 GB to a 32 GB flash drive. I've tried three different flash drives, and also formatted one of them - nothing helps. I've searched everywhere for a solution to this problem and nothing has helped so far. I even contacted Microsoft Windows support, who suggested that the fault is probably due to a driver which has been updated lately by Lenovo (I believe there was an update a few days ago). I've tried searching for usb drivers at Lenovo, but the search function here hasn't been helpful. Can anyone help me out or point me to any drivers I could downloand to fix this problem? (I'm not a tech-savvy guy so if there are any other solutions or steps I have to take, please explain them to me like I'm a five year old. Laptop: Lenovo z50, Operating system: windows 10 (64 bit), Machine Type: 80EC. 

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Just bought a Kingston Hyperx Savage usb key and the read and write transfer speed hovers around 35. MB/s on my X1C6 when the spec for that drive is 350 MB/s for read and 250 MB/s for write, tried the usb key on my w530 and the transfer speed come close to the drive specs any suggestions on what is causing the slow transfer speed s on the X1C6.Thanks

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I am copying a large file (18.2Gb) from a Seagate Freeagent GoFlex drive using the eSATA cable (not USB), for whatever reason when copying this file specifically it is copying at a ridiculously slow speed, about 7.17Mb/s (see attached image).

I copied a 45Mb file from it in a few seconds using the same cable. I've also copied other files of several hundred Mb back and forth getting write speeds of 150-250Mb/s, created a rar file on the drive containing two big files which I'd written to it tonight which was just over 1.5Gb, this wrote back to my Internal HDD at about 700Mb/s, so I can't quite figure out why it went so slow with that one file.

And before you turn round and say it's because of the file name length, another install of Windows created the files and directory structure and I'm just copying the whole directory structure to one of my internal drives so the directory and file name length is the same on both drives.

My System specs are as follows:

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
Intel i7-860
16Gb 1600MHz Corsair RAM
Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb with Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
WD Black 2Tb for Data (and User Profiles)
Two WD Green 2Tb drives for other Data.

A:Slow transfer speed from external HDD

Hi there

It could be the chains of the file are all over the disc rather than in a contiguous piece. I assume that the external HDD is POWERED sufficiently (especially if the file needs a lot of disk head movement to access the pieces of the file).

I'm not sure though that the data transfer speeds that windows explorer / file explorer shows are particularly accurate and they should average out in the end.


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Hi All:
Before I gave up on this latest project, I thought I should see if there were any words of wisdom from the Forum.

The issue is VERY slow hard drive transfer speed.

The problem PC is about a 3 year old Elite P6SET-ML mother board c/w 433 MHz Socket 370 Celeron with a Maxtor 8.7 GB Ultra 66 disk drive. RAM = 196MB. WIN98SE is installed and fully updated.

The problem is this PC has ALWAYS had very low disk transfer speed. It is so slow it is ridiculous. Any activity like boot up, IE Explorer or the loading a program like MS Word is very slow and is obvious from the drive activity. Sys Soft Sandra gives a measurement of 4082. This is about half the speed it should be.

I have:

Updated the Bios to the latest version
Replaced the IDE drivers with the latest version from Elite.
Replaced the existing 40 wire IDE ribbon cable with a 80 wire version.
Replaced the hard drive with a new 40GB Maxtor.

I did get slight transfer speed increases by replacing the IDE driver and the newer drive but it is still painfully slow. A mixmaster would describe the activity nicely!

I realize that a fix would be to install a Promise Ultra card or probably more sensible, upgrade the MB/CPU. However, I just could not accept that any MB/drive combo could be this slow unless there was a specific fault. Other MB/drives I have worked or built of the same CPU speed and vintage are substantially faster than this particular unit.

Any ideas before I throw in the towel?

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I am trying to automate an FTP file transfer, both an upload and a download, for speed testing purposes. We have an Remote Desktop connection to a laptop on a remote site, which has Filezilla FTP client installed on it. We have been periodically moving files back and forth and recording the transfer speed, but need to automate the process.

My first attempt was using Task Scheduler to run the Windows built in FTP client using a .bat file, which called a .txt file for arguments:


echo ## >> c:/ridgecrestspeedlogs.txt
echo ############################# >> c:/ridgecrestspeedlogs.txt
echo ## >> c:/ridgecrestspeedlogs.txt
echo %time% - %date% >> c:/ridgecrestspeedlogs.txt
ftp -n -s:c:/info.txt IP.IP.IP.IP >> c:/ridgecrestspeedlogs.txt

send c:/linux.iso /home/jayuso/pcdtest/linux.iso
get /home/jayuso/pcdtest/ubuntu.iso c:/ubuntu.iso

I got this working just fine, except that the transfer was really, really slow, like less than 1% of the speeds I got with Filezilla. I did some research and decided it was because the native FTP client doesn't support passive mode, and I don't have administrative control over the FTP server I'm connecting to so I can't change it.

So I downloaded ncftp and set to work modifying my batch file to use it. But I discovered that even without my script, just working with ncftpget and ncftput commands, I can get the transfers to work, but again it is slower than... Read more

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I am on Win 7 32 bit. I have a transcend 8 GB , 2.0 Usb flash drive.

I have formatted the flash drive to ntsc using windoes format tool.

the problem is the speed of moving or copying files to and from the drive is only at 1.5MB/s to 2.5MB/s.

I read articles on the net, and changed the policy to better performance and formatted to ntsc. still no change.

how do i fix it?

A:Extremely slow usb transfer speed

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Ohai. I've got a Kingston Datatraveler 2.0 USB stick. On other PCs (Both windows 7 and XP), I was getting write speeds of up to 30MB/s, averaging around 22MB/s.

On my currently laptop, I'm only getting around 7MB/s for large files, with the peak at 11MB/s. Small files transfer at around 2MB/s which is unbearable... since on everything else it transfers at least at 10MB/s.

I have checked for driver updates (Windows says its fine), and I've also changed it to 'Optimised for speed', or whatever it is. I also uninstalled the drivers, and let the USB reinstall them just in case something went wrong the first time.

So, any tips on how to get transfer speeds on my USB up? Or is this a hardware issue with power distribution of USB ports/motherboard issues?

A:USB Stick has a slow transfer speed

Windows is not always the best source for driver updates.
Could we have more specific information about the make and model of the laptop for that purpose?

Also, does the laptop use different antivirus / firewall than the other computers in this equation?

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My system has two Western Digital WD10EARS 1TB drives specced at 3GB/s. When I was transferring some files between these drives I noticed the speed reported was only between 27MB/s and 70MB/s. I haven't really looked at transfer speed until now and then only because I was copying a lot of files and it seemed to be taking longer than expected.

Does anyone know if this transfer rate is typical or, if not, how I might find out what the bottleneck is?

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Hey guys,

I've a HP Pavilion 14-n061TX Windows 8 notebook with a i5-4200U, 4GB of RAM and 5400RPM hard drive, but my USB 3.0 transfer speed is 'round 15Mb/s. Enormously slow! I heard people say'in 'bout stuffs like it USB 3 transfer 'round 5GB/s which yet USB 2 transfer'round 480Mb/s. But mines running 'bout 300-400 times slower compared to the USB 2 what's more 'bout USB 3!

Hence, I'm here to seek for you precious opinion.

Thanks a lot in advance!

A:Slow USB 3.0 & 2.0 transfer speed on Windows 8

What are transferring too, exact device model number please? A USB stick or a USB hard drive and is the device USB 2.0 or 3.0 that you are connecting? Also is it 15 Mb/s or 15 MB/s? Big difference between the two; 15MB/s is 120Mb/s. The 5Gb/s, not 5GB's, is a theoretical limit not actual transfer speeds, you will get less in real world use and a USB stick will be slower than a USB hard drive for transfer speeds.

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I've been having a lot of problems trying to get effective file transfers working between Windows 7 machines in my home network. I have a desktop machine running Win 7 64 bit, and a laptop running Win 7 64 bit also.

The laptop has a Realtek wireless NIC (120 Mbps). My desktop uses a Dlink DWA-552 NIC (300 Mbps).

The router is a Linksys WRT610N situated in the middle of the house, broadcasting both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz signals.

The NIC and the router are both running the most recent firmware.

The main way I've been testing is by taking a 1 GB file, and placing it into the Documents folder on my desktop, and then using Homegroup on the laptop to try and grab the file, and put it onto the C: drive of the laptop.

All I've been able to get is 65 KB/s. This is with the same NIC and router that I was using on a pair of older WinXP machines just last fall. With those two machines, which were running on like 4 or 5 year old hardware, I was able to transfer that 1 GB file in about 8 and a half minutes. With Windows 7, that same file takes about 9 hours (according to Windows.....I've always killed my attempts after the first hour of waiting for the file to move).

I've been reading, and some people have posted online about McAfee being part of the problem....on Vista at least. So, I told a friend/business associate about my problems, and he commented he's having the same issues with Windows 7, which is a problem as he's a programmer, so often needs to deploy large files to clien... Read more

A:Win 7 slow file transfer speed

There are no such issues with Windows 7, although certain A/V software, third party firewalls, third party networking programs, or uncompatible drivers all seem to cause these sorts of problems.

Most likely it's something you installed that is causing this problem. I have five Homegroup machines which are all different, some are ten years old and I have no such problems. Most likely you will need to uninstall which ever A/V is causing the problem completely to resolve the problem.

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I bought this laptop 20 days ago and I defragmented my drives as well as did error checking on both of them but, still the transfer speed of laptop in the pc as well as through usb 3 is slow. It is around 27Mbps. Can't find any reason for it.

My Pc config is:
Intel Core i7
AMD 7730m 2GB
Windows 7 Home Premium x64

A:Transfer speed is slow even being a new laptop.

I maybe a long way off but that sounds like the old XP problem of not haveing the DMA xfer rate ticked.

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Hi All,

Here is my problem. In this case, I am trying to transfer pictures from one of my XP systems to my Windows 7 Home Premium system over my wired network. Between the XP systems, things run fairly quick. But not with 7 involved. When I go to transfer the 47 pictures that I want, it tells me that it will take 18 minutes. And this is for only 66.7MB of data. Tell me this can get better. Being new to 7, I have no idea where to look for the problem. I tried searching Microsoft's site and the help files on my system. I just can't find a solution.

Here is some more info, and maybe some you don't need. On the Windows 7 system, I can access all the shared folders on my other systems (all XP SP3). If I go to the network map, my other systems are marked as "The following discovered devices can not be placed in the map.". I don't know if that is a problem or not. The reason I did that is because I was reading through the Microsoft site on file sharing and that was mentioned. It also mentions a program called LLTD, which may be needed on 32-bit XP systems. I tried installing that on my XP system, but it said I didn't need it.

As far as the file transfer, while sitting at my XP system, access is denied when I try to access the shared folder (for my pictures) on Windows 7. Now if I transfer them to the Users/Public/Pictures folder, it will transfer them in just over 5 minutes. Still a little slow, in my opinion, and not where I want them. Why can I trans... Read more

A:Slow transfer speed over network

Most likely either the NIC drivers on the Windows 7 machine or the firmware of your router could use an update to work with Windows 7.

There are plenty of very recent driver updates for your board in the link below. The realtek network controller dated 11/09 is probably the one you need.


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I have two hp pendrives of same model v250W.

When i transfer data to one pendrive the transfer speed stays in between7MBPS to 8MBPS.

On the second pendrive it stays in between 2MBPS to 3MBPS.

Please anyone suggest how can i repair the second pendrive.

Thanks in advance

A:USB 3.0 transfer speed slow , pendrive: hp v250w

It depends on how old the drive is. As they get older, their flash memory wears out and they become slower. You could try to use software like KillDisk to reset the drive completely, however it is not guaranteed to provide any increase in performance. Be sure to backup beforehand.

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i am trying to add some movies to my Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda ST31000520AS 1TB from my other hard drive but the Transfer speed is so slow it starts with 150mb and in 5 sec it will go down to 10mb it show it will take 1GB file for up to 20hours to copy what is going on i need a fix pls.

A:Slow Transfer Speed hard drive

Do you have the latest drivers for your chipset? Is hard disk DMA enabled?
Windows falls back to PIO mode when DMA is not available (disabled) or too many errors occur (bad cable, bad controller, bad drive).
Uninstall IDE ATA controller from device manager, reboot , then install the newest IDE controller from the motherboard manufacturer.
I believe Seagate has good customer service so they can be also be contacted, if required.

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Hey, i'm having the same problem with my drive's speed as you! I have a different motherboard (still ASUS though) and a different drive but am having the same speed issues. I, however only have the single drive and it is at the centre of my new gaming rig . I can only just about run games but the problem became apparent when I tried running a virus scan and my computer locked up for about 10 min!!!. This problem also showed up when loading vista off the DVD for the first install and nothing happened for about 20 min and i know realise this is why. Please could i share your thread with you as one thread would be better than two? Here is a pic of my drive's speed and Device Manager settings, it is almost laughable.

I am about to try udating the nForce drivers but after hearing about your experience am not too hopeful. An suggestions would be great and if I find a solution first I will be sure to post it in here staight away! Hope someone out there has any ideas

PS. I have a friend who i think might have a few ideas but he is on holiday for the next week, so i can;t yet contact him.

A:problems with slow drive transfer speed

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I'm using an external ssd (sandisk 480gb extreme 500) and when transferring from usb 3.0 I can only get speeds of 30MB/s ... need this to be faster for video editing the ssd inside is not that good (pm810 ssd 128gb) but i get speeds of 200 - 300 MB/s when copy pasting files...  I tried new drivers for the USB 3.0 ports (which both work identically) but no good, any suggestions? Is the comp just busted? Any other drivers I should try? Thanks 

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I am having an odd issue where the transfer speed from my HDDs slows to unusable after my computer has been on for a while.

I have my primary OS drive as a Samsung 850 1TB SSD, paired with 2 x 3TB Toshiba HDDs. When I first start my computer, everything works as it should. After a few hours however, the transfer speed from the 3TB drives slows to around 200kb/s (according to resource monitor). At this speed the drives are almost unuseable. I am not quite sure where to begin diagnosing this problem. I am using an Asus Maximums VIII Hero Alpha motherboard with Core i5 6600K Skylake processor, and 16GB. As far as I can tell the problem is limited to the HDDs, not the SSD. Looking at resource monitor, there is nothing lse using the drive that would explain the transfer speed, and there are no processes overusing the CPU. There are no programs installed on the HDDs, they are used for storage only. One stores my docs, music and video files, the other contains backups of the other drive created by EaseUS. I use Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.

If any other information would be useful, please ask. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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I am new to windows 7 and I am experiencing a small network problem. I can only transfer files with 1,3MB/s which is only like 20% of what 56Mbps should teoretically perform.

Here is my setup:
Computer A: Laptop - connected with wireless-n (144 Mbps according to network and sharing center) - win 7 prof 64-bit
Computer B: Desktop - coneected with wireless-b (56 Mbps according to network and sharing center) - win 7 prof 64-bit
Router: Linksys WRT160N V2

I am really disapointed that I can't even get 50 or 75% out of the teoretically speed

A:Slow wireless file transfer speed

There's a little confusion on what the terms mean.

First off, when Windows shows a connection at 144Mbps, it refers to 144 Mega *bits* per second. Notice the small "b": Mbps.

Data transfers however tend to be measured in Mega Bytes per second: MBps - See the big "B"?

Wireless speeds for 802.11g top out at a 54Mbps data rate. But actual throughput is about half that, 25Mbps at best. Convert that to MBps and you get something around 3MBps. This is on a good day, with the wind at you back on every other 2nd Tuesday in leap year.

If you share the wireless connection with other devices (Like another laptop), all bets are off. It can and will be considerably less. Also take into account interference from other wireless routers, other devices like cordless phones in the same band, microwave ovens, etc. and the number goes down even more.

In your case, the bottleneck is Computer B with it's 802.11g connection. Since you already have an 802.11n wireless router and 802.11n on the laptop it's worth it to swap the wireless card on the desktop or just wire it directly to the router if you can. Be advised though, in order to get full speeds on 80.211n the ethernet connection to the router must be Gigabit Ethernet.

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Frm: Windows 10, Asus Maximus III MoBo. Realtek Gig Network. Windows or Asus mb drivers, not sure.

Through: Linksys gig switch to netgear gig switch

To: Dell R710 with gig cards running Vsphere 6, to a default VM (1 cpu, 2 gigs ram) running CentOS 7.2

using Cygwin to use scp to transfer large (3 gigs or so each) files to a VM. scp -r * to a CIFS volume on the VM.

starts at 40 mb/s and slowly drops to 5 mb/s.

oddly, if I bring up Steam and play Doom II (old Dosbox game) my transfer kicks up to 80 mb/s. Rocksmith only gets to 65 mb/s and Carmageddon Reincarnation gets to 75 mb/s.

If I exit the game entirely, the speed slows back down to 5 mb/s until I start up a game.

I imagine it's something to do with the games taking over the system but it is puzzling.

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I am having an issue with my USB 3.0 Ports. I am trying to back up a lot of my files onto a Kesu External Hard Drive, but I am getting abysmally low transfer speeds. They start at around 10-15 mb/sec, then drop to as little as 500 kb/sec over the course of an hour. I have already changed the Kesu's settings to prioritize better performance, and it's been recently formatted as a NTFS drive, and has nothing on it. I am using an HP Elitebook 8460p with Windows 7 64 bit. Please help, as I bought this hard drive specifically to back up my files or transfer them to a new computer, and I can't transfer anything with these low speeds.

Thank you!

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Im getting really slow transfer speeds to external usb hard disk.
Transfering a big file it starts off quite quick and gets up to 5% or so quite quickly.
Then it starts to slow down until it settles at around 5MB/s

Im at a loss i was expecting around 40MB/s maybe on USB 2 ?

My specs are (taken from CPUID)
Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H motherboard
8GB DD2 4-4-4-12 @401Mhz
AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3013Mhz

Im at a loss. Is it a driver issue? When connected it shows under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" as "USB Mass Storage Device"

any ideas please?

A:Slow transfer speed to external USB Hard disk?

For normal external USB 2 HDD I might expect ~30MB/s for a sequential file transfer.
What type of USB HDD are you using?

You could download CrystalDiskMark and post the performance figures.
Download Center - Crystal Dew World

Running the test on another HDD as well would be useful if you can get your hands on one. Might indicate a drive specific issue.

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Am having some performance issues with regard to bootup and internet connection speed. I have DSL but the fastest download rate I can get is 170kbps and should be around 1200kbps for my area. Is there someplace I can check the settings and or restore defaults. The other problem is that when the blue dell logo appears startup it just sits there for 5 to 10 minutes before finally booting up. Any advice or help that might guide me in the right direction would be appreciated. System is a Dell Dimension 700mhz P3 WinXP/SP2.


A:Slow startup and poor internet transfer speed

Generally it is best to break up your post into separate posts for each problem, but let me take a stab.1. Have you used one of the on-line tests to determine your exact d/l speed?http://www.dslreports.com/toolsIf this tests significantly lower than the speed promised by your provider, you should call its tech support so they can check your connexion.2. There may be several causes for slow booting.One of the most common is that your computer is loading too many unneeded applications when it starts up. There are many applications, such as Spybot Search and Destroy, that list what is being loaded on start up and allows you to delete them. To determine which to delete, look these up at BC's Startup database.A second possible cause is spyware, which can be removed by several good, free applications like Ad-Aware SE.Another possible cause is lack of maintenance. Deleting junk and unneeded files, running scandisk, and defragging should be done on a regular basis.Hope this helps,Regards,John

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Hi I'm Currently using a cable 10MB connection.

When i upgraded to 10MB connection MSN/WLM file transfers were extremly faster than ever before.

I got a wireless router
Netgear WGT624 108Mb 802.11g Wireless Cable/DSL Router


Now My PC isn't using a wireless connection, i have it wired.

PC ethernet
Ethernet port of wireless router(1 of 4 ports)
router port(WAN)
Cable Modem vai Ethernet again.
cable modem to Internet.

Now since then i've had very bad transfers on some occassions you get the message saying "experiencing a slow connection click here to fine out why."

Usually inicates your behind a firewall.

I Don't have the firewall enabled on My wireless router, i use only Windows XP SP2 built in Firewall.

Does anyone no of a way i can fix MSN/WLM transfers?

A:Slow MSN/WLM transfer Speed since wireless router installed.

You don't have to enable the firewall functionality in the router - it is inherent. You have to forward certain ports to your computer or enable UPnP to allow MSN active file transfers.

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I have been using a USB 2.0 Seagate 250GB external hard drive for a number of years and it's been working fine.

My laptop has USB 3.0 ports.

The last couple of weeks it's got really slow (less than a MBs) when transferring a video file.

I checked the hard drive for errors - none were found.
USB drivers are up to date Driver Booster 3 says.
Is there some settings I could try to speed things up?

As far as I know I've not changed anything so I don't know why it's suddenly got so slow.

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I have been using a USB 2.0 Seagate 250GB external hard drive for a number of years and it's been working fine.

My laptop has USB 3.0 ports.

The last couple of weeks it's got really slow (less than a MBs) when transferring a video file.

I checked the hard drive for errors - none were found.
USB drivers are up to date Driver Booster 3 says.
Is there some settings I could try to speed things up?

As far as I know I've not changed anything so I don't know why it's suddenly got so slow.

A:Extremely slow transfer speed to external hard drive

If you right click the drive in Device Manager and look through the Properties you may see an option to either treat the drive as removable or permanent. Removable supposedly you can unplug without ejecting. But it is slow. Permanent supposedly enables write caching. Likely it was set to permanent before.

If nothing seems apropos you can try the old trick of deleting the drivers and rebooting. Plug and play will install the same drivers that were there but will do it "right" somehow. I have seen a lot of problems disappear just by doing this on a particular device. That is why support does it. Anecdotal success rate seems to me around 50%.

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I have a 500gb kaser storage vault and its usb2 compatable but i only get usb1 transfer speeds. I have sp3 installed, I've updated drivers for the drive, i installed a new usb2 driver, i made sure the usb2 setting in the bios was on, i've uninstalled all my usb devices and restarted my computer with them plugged in, i have an inhanced usb controller but whatever port i plug into it says high speed device plugged into a nonhigh speed port. Im stuck and have nowhere else to turn. any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:500GB Kaser Storage Vault slow transfer speed

Obviously you are plugging it into a USB 2 port on your computer?
Some older computers only had USB2 at the back, and USB1.1 at the front

Actually do this:

Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

If you have a brand name computer (like Dell; HP; or other) please place the Computer name & Model number in your Mobo field of your Profile

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I am having trouble while transferring my files from one drive to other or external hard drive.I am getting between Mbps average speed, which prior to updating was near about 100/120 Mbps.I have alienware 15 i7 4720HQ with 8gigs ram and 4 gigs of gpu.
Any suggested troubleshoot.
I am also getting kernel error many times, and sometimes windows defender gets off automatically too.

Soumitra Chakravarty

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Hi Everyone.

I have recently had to format my hard drive and re-install windows. I have also had to replace the motherboard, CPU and power supply. I borrowed a 1.5 TB Freecom firewire external hard drive from a friend to back-up important data before the format, but the transfer speed is uselessly slow now that I am attempting to put the data back on the drive.

I have tried:

- updating the drivers for the firewire card
- switching to 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (legacy) in the device manager
- Optimizing the drive for 'better performance' as opposed to 'speedy removal' in the drive's properties.

As things stand at the moment, I am getting about 400 kb/ps transfer speed from the external to my on-board drive. As you can imagine, this is virtually useless to me, considering I have hundreds of gigabytes worth of data to transfer.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Extremely slow transfer speed from external hard drive

The best option if the external HD offers an eSata port would be to plug the drive in by either an eSata port provided with the case you or by an addon eSata card. Even when backing things up on a drive in a usb enclosure like seeing a full system image made the data transfer rate slows to a crawl.

One example for that was an image made from a 7 laptop to the drive in the external enclosure taking some 3hrs. to finish from a 120gb drive with hardly anything on it and comparing that to an image totally 497gb made to another internal drive on the desktop here only taking about 35min.!

Unfortunately the only other option would be removing the drive from the self contained external casing it came in to install internally like I did with one WD Essentials 500gb model during the beta and RC testing of 7 simply to add in an extra drive. Otherwise you have to suffer with what the firewire bus will allow.

Of course if it did have an eSata port you could also open the side cover on the case while powered down long enough to plug the drive into a port on the board long enough to see everything copied over which would be faster but just a little awkward. Then you would be using the onboard sata controllers.

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So here is my problem:
I have a computer running Windows server 2012 r2, and two workstations running windows 7.
I would like to transfer large files between two network drives on my Windows server. This is because both my "user area", and my "public drive" are mapped via group policy. My server and my Windows 7 workstation both have gigabit networking
cards, and are connected over cat6 ethernet to my gigabit router. When I try to move a file from my user area (stored on the server) to the "public drive" (also on the same server), I get an average write speed of 7mb/s. However this is where things
get interesting: After testing with three DIFFERENT Windows 10 machines, i received a write speed of over 600MB/s. I also swapped out my existing Windows 7 installation, mentioned before, for a windows 10 installation and experienced speeds of up-to 1000mb/s
over ethernet.
However today i reinstalled windows 7 (the desired operating system), and was stuck back at 7mb/s again. I have now tried two versions of windows 7: (Enterprise, Professional) and the same result was seen in both. 
Some steps i have tried:
- Disabling all offloads.
- Setting duplex to 1gb/s.
- Disabling Auto tuning.
- Fully installing drivers for the "nics"
- Changing all network adapter ADVANCED settings
- Different cables
- Wireless / Ethernet
- Disabling remote differential compression

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Using WideBand achieving about 1.5 Mbps with a speed test. When sending email with file attachment of 3.2MB, the time to send or receive the email w/file attachment takes minutes not seconds. A friend with the same BroadBand service using the same email message w/same attachment can do it in 73 seconds. Is there something I'm missing in settings on my system? Or is this an issue with the mail server(s) and MIME?


A:EMail File Attachment(MIME) transfer speed too slow on WideBand

Well it all depends on what you upload speed is, not your download speed. You likely have 256kpbs or maybe a little higher. That really limits your capability of sending a large attachment quickly.

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Hi, After weeks of trying to get an answer to this problem without any assistance, either online or here (what's the use of a warranty when there's no customer service to speak of?) I tried transferring some files to my flash drive a day ago. The thing that happened now was that the transfer started out fine for the first few seconds (as usual), before crawling to a halt and then stopping completely - I can't remember what the exact message was, but it was something in the vein of "problems with disk". I then found out that I could neither add or delete files to the flash drive as it had been write protected. I searched online for how I could remove this protection (regedit, command prompt), but nothing helped - to my great, great frustration. Therefore, the flash drive is now useless to me, thanks to the laptop. I then experienced that the external hard drive that I tried to transfer the files from had also been write protected! Before pulling out my hair I checked if this was also the case when I plugged it in to another laptop (Asus). It wasn't. But on my Lenovo z50-75 that hard drive is useless for some strange reason. After experiencing this mountain of problems I want to do a full factory reset on my laptop, and then reinstall all my programs. My question is how I go about doing this. And also: when doing the reset, will it boot up with Windows 10, as it did when I purchased the laptop a little over a year ago?   

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Hi guys. I hope you can help on this issue I've been having with my internet connection, I don't know what to do...

I resently formatted my harddrive because my internet all of a sudden started being very slow but after the format it's still the same issue. Now I've tried plugging the connection line into my laptop and there there's no problem.

I am gettin' a slower download than upload...

I have a 10mb download/1 upload speed LAN connection. I ran a speed test on the same connection and on my stationary it shows like 250 kbs download and like 750 kbs upload, while on my laptop it shows like 8 Mbs download and 750 kbs upload... so what's the problem?

So far I've found out that it has nothing to do with the internet connection line or my NIC (I tried a brand new one and it was the same issue), it's not spyware or malware, it's not fragmented and under internet connections it says that I'm connected on a 100 Mb network card and there are no problems with any of the devices?

However I can see that if I open the job list, the download connection is very unstable going from up to 750 kb for a breif moment then falls to a halt at 0 kb... and moreover it says that I'm not using any percent of the network?

I'm on windows 7 and haven't had any problems before this, the rest of the system works just fine, but not the internet. If I try and download something it won't get higher than like 50 kb and then may... Read more

A:Solved: Slow download speed, upload speed is fine...

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I have this very annoying problem and I'm really out of hopes. I don't know what to do anymore. I'll make a summary of the problem and will be as concise as possible

So I have this Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop with a broadband connection (direct cable, no router) and 3 weeks ago I reinstalled my Windows. Everything went well until 2 weeks ago when the internet speed went down, dial-up like. Pages won't load, and if they do they load just partially. I called my ISP and they said they had no problem. I couldn't find any solution so I thought maybe, some sort of virus or spyware is doing this so I formated the whole hard-disk and did a clean install of Windows.

Unfortunatelly nothing changed, the download speed is the same. Here is a speedtest.net evaluation:


Drivers are up to date, no windows firewall, no antivirus and no windows update. The ISP support guy told me to deactivate IPv4 and IPv6 from Local Area Connection, but nothing changed. I did a TCP/IP reset which raised my down speed to almost 1 Mb, but after a few minutes it went back to "dial-up". With the down speed being the same, Speedtest sometimes shows me upload speed in between 50-70 Mb which is unbelievable (I will make a ss next time I see this).

And the very weird thing is that I have another netbook (pretty weak config, Intel Atom CPU, 2 GB RAM) and with the same cable it has normal speed (the kind of speed I had on this Dell too). An... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Very slow Download speed, Very High Upload speed

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Lets first try this:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Now click on Network and Internet and in this window click Internet options.
Now click on the connections tab and select the button to never dial a connection.
Now click Apply and click OK.

Try if this works

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I recently got a new computer, and am trying to transfer all my old files off of the old one, but the transfer speed that I get seem very slow.

The computers are connected by a cat5 cable, with a router between them. Could the router be causing the problem?

Shouldn't the transfer speed be 100mbps?

A:Solved: ethernet file transfer speed problem

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sorry, if this not the right place please move. I did many google searches cant seem to find the issue Im having, or maybe lack of the right key searches. You guys are my last hope.
I will try to explain my problem as clearly as I can. And so sorry about my bad grammar and spelling, trying to post this asap.

first off give small history of my PC. I bought my PC new Sept 2001. A HP Pavilion with 1.3 ghz, 256ram, and a 55gig hard-drive originally came with WinMe, since then I upgraded to XP. I kept my PC case clean, didn't try to install programs my PC couldn't handle, didn't go to any sites that knew were bad with viruses and such also had Malwareytes/spybot/avast/hijackthis to use, didnt install any toolbars, and tried not to have many programs open at the same time. I basically kept my PC simple with use.

Anyways around June I noticed some odd slowdowns
While playing Winamp and running a torrent with speeds of more than 400+ the audio would become choppy. This also happen when I would open FF, IE or any program while running Winamp, the audio would be choppy.

Extracting 700mb files from Winrar would take around 8mins

Playing Youtube, WMP, of VLC videos would be slow and choppy.

Transferring files from one PC to another over a crossover cable would take much longer. 4gigs of files would take about 20mins or so.

Virus scanners, Avast, Malwarebytes, and Spybot would also take much longer than usual.

So, about 2 weeks ago while my brother was on Youtube my... Read more

A:Solved: Computer slow file transfer, slow video play, slow youtube play

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I am trying to transfer some data between two computers in my home using MSN Live Messenger. It had great connection speed before, and now it transfers about 12kb/s. Both computers when they download from other sites, they transfer at normal speeds. I have AVG on one of the computers, could it be slowing the transfer?

A:Solved: Slow transfer speeds

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i don't know what happened... but my pc runs turtle slow...
when i tried to transfer nba 2k12 from E: to C: ... it hanged... so i did a forced shut down...
and when i turned it on again... it is super slow... and every time i turn it on:

windows XP window runs for 30 minutes...
loading of the desktop almost 40 minutes...
wait atleast 5 minutes to open an application...

PC specs:
Intel celeron D 3.0 GHz
1GB Video Card

Actions Taken:
Re-assembled the PC
Applied Thermal paste on CPU
Removed the dusts

Nothing happened...

Now... i don't know what to do... :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

Current Actions:
Antivirus Scan (almost 24hrs now due to the slowness) :|
Defragmenter (runs forever)

A:[SOLVED] Slow PC issue due to transfer of application from E: to C:

Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Extended tests on the HDD. If either fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hi All,
Lately I have noticed that my transfer, copy and download speeds are painfully slow.
Is there any way I can speed it up?
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit,Intel 2Quad 2.83GHz CPU that has 4Gb RAM.
I have had a squiz round the net finding nothing substantial -except heaps of suggestions to buy Registry Cleaners with magical powers to fix everything.....
Any help would be appreciated, Regards, webby048

A:Solved: windows 7 slow file transfer

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