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Reduce or Control External Drive Data Transfer Speed

Q: Reduce or Control External Drive Data Transfer Speed

Who would want their external drives to slow down? Me, that's
who!

Besides apps like BurstCopy that attempt to maximize data
transfer speed, are there any apps that can set the speed,
usually in Mbps, to any number you want?

XP and eSATA drives are like oil and water. They don't mix!
You can tweak the hell out of the system, it doesn't matter.
XP was developed before these super fast drives. Vista fixed
the problem by using dynamic virtual memory management.

If you want to read about how XP uses static paged pool and
paged table entries (PTEs) just Google the topic. Compare
XP to Vista in this area and you'll begin to understand the
problem.

Please, no more tweaks or registry hacks. If there is an
app that allows you to set the data transfer speed, direct
me to the link or site.

Thanks guys.

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Hello guys I am new here and i would like to ask and share my problems to you guys!
I'm running Windows XP,yes it is SP3 and yes it is connected into a USB 2.0 port. I got 2 problems here: 1. I bought my WD passport elite 500gb last year, it's speed before was 22.4mb/s average and until i formatted it (not really sure if this did the problem) for 3 partitions all NTFS, i noticed that the transfer rate gotten slower to 2.0mb/s, did some error checking and it says it's just fine. So everytime i like transfer files (just FYI i did not transfer files from partition to the partition that i made) like a 350mb size file, it takes like 120 minutes and so i just don't continue coz i've been waiting longer than i use to. Tried formatting it again to one partition it still slow. I download the file from WD support for formatting it to FAT32 again and not a change. And 2: I noticed that before i got that problem, i installed the windows update (not really sure if this did the problem too ) and when i turn my laptop on, my SCSI and RAID controllers driver is missing (!), updated it..didnt work, tried reinstalling it...didnt work also and i also noticed that the name of the drive kept changing when i reinstall it. name of the drive:A234WI10 IDE Controller then it's gonna change again to another name like A543WI21 " ".

So guys I don't know what to fix here anymore, and all i can think of is replacing it but i can't find the receipt for the... Read more

A:External Hard Drive's transfer speed slowed down.

The best way to find out if the drive is the problem is to try it on another machine.
 

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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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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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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 am trying to transfer approximately 280 GB of data (music) in a My Book (320GB) external hard drive to a Simpletech (320GB) external hard drive using my HP dv9230 laptop with Vista installed. Using the USB ports

Each time I attempt to highlight the files on the source drive and drop into the "new" drive the computer appears to analyze/recognize the information from the source drive and calculate the "time remaining" but it just seems to freeze at that point. No error message, it just appears to stop.

I am not trying to transfer all the data at once I highlight a few folders at a time to transfer.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you
 

A:Data transfer from one external drive to another external drive

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Hi All,
I'm hoping that some of the gurus in this area can help me to resolve why my transfer rate to my external hard drive is so slow (ranges from 200 kbps to 15 kbps), but is almost always in the 15-20 kbps range vs. an advertised/expected transfer rate of

5 Gbps.  That's < 1% of expected transfer rate.  Any thoughts on possible root causes that I should investigate?

I have an HP Probook 430 G1 laptop with a Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB SCSI internal hard drive and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard driveBoth the internal drive and the external drive are bitlocker encryptedI've connected the drives via USB 3.0 ports + cable. I've also connected the drives via USB 2.0 port on laptop and USB 3.0 cable.I've checked the My Passport for errors and found none.
Any insight would be much appreciated.

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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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hello

i just wonder why my drive "C" data size became large and i didnt install any program , but its grow up day after day , and there no virus or probleems .

now , right click on computer >> properties >> system protection >> configure..

look at systm restore size ! its huge !!

i found it 13GB !!

click delete , then creat system restore point !

you will see the size nearly 1 or less than 1 GB !

now you can decrease system size .


" sorry for my weak english "


best regards .

A:now you can reduce data size in drive c !

and if you want to stop it happening again Yones.................

Change the amount of space used by System Restore | Windows Vista for Beginners

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My laptop shows a usb data transfer rate as low as 5MB/s. What can I do to increase it?

A:USB Data Transfer Speed

Originally Posted by dilshan


My laptop shows a usb data transfer rate as low as 5MB/s. What can I do to increase it?



The USB interface transfer rate is dependent on the interface (USB 2.0, 3.0), the USB devicen such as flash drives, and the actual size of the data being transferred. Lot's of small files will have low transfer rate, while the large files should transfer close to the max transfer rate of the interface, if the device supports it.

You could try updating the USB driver and/or change the USB device, such as flash drive.

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I'm downloading files from a site. My modem is 56 Kbs. Taskmanager shows connection speed as 45K. File transfer speed is variable, peaking at 3.05Kbs . It's audio files, zipped.

Is this acceptable from my ISP???

What governs data transfer speed on a dial-up connection?
EDIT: This machine is clean - no other apps runnin', no malware, spyware, adware, underware, etc., ...
 

A:data transfer speed???

Hi technaught,

What governs data transfer speed on any connection is the congestion on the Internet. Think of the Internet as a big fat pipe with massive flow rate pushing electrons carrying your data. Depending on the type of Intenet connections of your dialup line connected to your ISP to the Internet, and the type of files you download, performace varies with the congestion which varies with the time-of-day.

Search the Internet for the small freeware: ConnectionGuard.

Its user interface is crappy, but it will give you a reliable indication of how your download speed is varying as it happens.

-- Tom
 

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Hi!

What kind of copy speed can one expect? I get like 20MB/s which seems slow (copy on the same HDD)? (but still faster than copy and past when i got 2MB/s).
I need to change my account name and therefor I need to copy my whole user folder of 90 GB and it takes forever...

Is there something I can do to speed things up?

Regards Martin

A:Data transfer copy speed

Originally Posted by martins77


Hi!

What kind of copy speed can one expect? I get like 20MB/s which seems slow (copy on the same HDD)? (but still faster than copy and past when i got 2MB/s).
I need to change my account name and therefor I need to copy my whole user folder of 90 GB and it takes forever...

Is there something I can do to speed things up?

Regards Martin



Hello. Take a look at this tutorials.
Search on for Speed up Hard Drive performance.
Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Alex.

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I had recently bought a Buffalo Ministation PXTU2 320gb, but i realize that the transfer speed was horrible.
average writing speed of 1~2MB/s (while copying rmvb files), is that normal? or is there anything wrong with my ministation or usb port?
 

A:portable hdd data transfer speed

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i hate that.

i just inserted some back up internal hard drive (that i keep outside my computer when im not using) in my desktop.

usually my internal Data transfer speeds is pretty much around 70 megs/sec ...meaning it takes me not much more than half an hour to transfer 30gigs from internal drive A to internal drive B.

but sometimes..(usually when i use some drive i havent used in a long time) the speed of transfer is abysmally slow...like 2 megs/sec. you never know when the speed will adjust but sometimes it takes a while.

right now, it'll take me 3 hours to transfer 30 gigs. goddamn.

anyone in here knows a way around this problem?
 

A:Internal Data Transfer Speed problem

Hi flashyprince, and welcome to TSG,

You may want to become familiar with the site rules and clean up your post.
Crude or Rude Intent - Tech Support Guy was designed to be a community of people who can help one-another, and should be completely free of any profanity and vulgar language. There is absolutely no excuse for being rude to a user. Uncivilized and offensive language (especially cursing of any sort), images, or anything else, used anywhere on the board (including your user name) is completely unacceptable. Click to expand...

It might help if we knew exactly what kind of drives you are using and their interface to the motherboard. Do you if and ho badly they may be fragmented.
 

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This is how to do it. Right click Network \ Properties \ Change Adapter Settings. Right click the Local Area Connection \ Properties \ Configure \ Advanced. Highlight Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4). Under Value select Disable. Do the same for Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6) It's best to restart the system. I'm able to move data across my network at 50MB/Second or more! Whereas before I was at 4MB. Sorry if this is a repost. That's pushing 313GB of data backup for three systems. I hope this helps someone with this issue.

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This is how to do it. Right click Network \ Properties \ Change Adapter Settings. Right click the Local Area Connection \ Properties \ Configure \ Advanced. Highlight Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4). Under Value select Disable. Do the same for Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6) It's best to restart the system. I'm able to move data across my network at 50MB/Second or more! Whereas before I was at 4MB. Sorry if this is a repost. That's pushing 313GB of data backup for three systems. I hope this helps someone with this issue.
 

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Hp 14-am118tx comes with the 1 tb hard disk offers a data transfer speed of ________ at 5400rpm. this ensures that all your movies games files are safely stored in 1 place . Choose correct answer.Options:1)300mbps2)150mbps3)100mbps4)200mbpsRight ans ???? Pls answer me

A:Data transfer speed of 1 tb hard disk

Hi, From 100mb/s to 300mb/s. Your post looks like a spam. Regards.

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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
MSI N470GTX
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.

Cheers
jimbo

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I've copying files from one external hard drive to another and though both are USB 3 the transfer rate is 4MB/s or less. What is up? Both drives have been much faster by themselves.
 

A:Transfer speed between two external hard drives is 4MB/s :(

What kinda files? Lots of small files don't do well.
 

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I just added a Seagate external HD to my PC. I performed my initial backup. The Seagate now has 4.47GB of data. When I check my C drive, it indicates that there is 4.94GB of data.

My question. Why the descrepency? I do keep a lot of files on my desktop, but I would think they would be copied as well.

Any thoughts? And TY
 

A:External HD as backup - did all data transfer?

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I suppose this is more of a question/answer than an actual real-time issue. Mneighbor has a 10 year old HP desktop and his computer fails to get past the Windows XP loading screen. I broke the news to him that he can replace the hdd/os or he can just be practical and upgrade to a brand new system. I tried to transfer his files off by adapting his IDE drive to USB with a data transfer adapter. I was trying to transfer the information to his windows vista laptop. The USB installation "Chime" sound kept going off and on (as if I was unplugging and replugging the port) but it would not show up in 'My Computer' with the exception of showing up for a split second. The drive never lost power while in it's original tower so I doubt that the drive disconnecting is due to power issues.

My question is this; Did windows vista pose to be problematic with external hard drives? My next plan is to try with one of my Windows 7 laptops to see if I can bring the files over to my computer so that I can create discs for my neighbor. Is this worth trying at all?

Any input would be appreciated. Thank you

A:Data Transfer using Internal -> External USB

Are you using an adapter like this ?



Are you getting enough power to the old HD ?

Are the USB ports on the receiving computer USB 1.1 or 2.0 ?

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Hey guys, 
I have some important data that I need to get from my friend's PC. But her compute is riddled with viruses. How do I transfer my data to an external HDD or a pen drive? I read some articles on write protecting the pen drives, but then I guess I can't copy anything onto it. 
 
Thank you in advance!
 
 

A:How do I transfer data from an infected PC to an external HDD

You can boot from a Live CD and then copy your data. Then you know that the malware will not be active and won't be able to infect your removable storage.
 
However, the malware can have tampered with your data files, or added files in your data folders. You can scan the data files with an anti-virus, but there is no 100% guarantee that your data files will be clean.
 
What type of data files do you want to recover?

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I hope I can explain this....

I have a dell inspirion 1501 laptop with vista home basic.

I am running out of hard drive space (60gb )and bought a new hard drive (160gb), I also bought a cms data transfer here is the link:

data transfer solutions for cloning and migrating to a new laptop hard drive

Since I am trying to take the simplest way to achieve the goal of switching hds, I thought this would be it. However, my computer is not recognizing the drive for the external usb device. I have been online with the tech all day yesterday, and I have not been able to figure this out.

I really need this new harddrive, and unless I can save my windows vista os by transfer, (i have the key, but no cd) I will loose my entire os.

The tech won't be back til monday and I would like to get this transfer done this weekend. One thing he asked me before closing shop yesterday, was to put the device on my desktop and see if it showed up, well it did the same thing, except for this one thing....

Also when I open properties on the device manager on windows xp, under cms portIO driver properties the same range exist[as the vista] in the Resource Settings I/O Range 0340-0343, but down in the xp, conflicting device list: "no conflicts"

where as, down lower in that same box on VISTA it :
listed "conflicts",

Input/Output Range 0340 - 0343 used by:
ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver

Does anyone know what that means, or if that info would lead me to a solution?

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A:External Data Transfer Problem

it sounds like your cms device is trying to use the same resources as your video card. two devices cant use the same resources at the same time. you can either set the resources manually or delete both devices from device manager, reboot, and let windows reinstall them.

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Hi

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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Hello,
Having never done it, I am attempting to help my friend. Has old laptop, been making system image backups with Macrium Free on external usb WD Hardrive. Now wishes to get new laptop and transfer pertinent data and programs to the new computer. I haven't a clue. He had not installed the HD programming, using macrium instead. Any assistance is appreciated!
Glennc

A:Transfer programs and data to new computer? External Hardrive!

You can transfer data, but not programs.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

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Using an old Toshiba Satelite P755-s5263, 6 gigs of RAM, Win 7 Ultimate x64, i5-2410M

I am trying to obtain some music files (~35 gigs worth) from an external HDD (I will call HDD1, 5400 RPM). Music and documents are on a different partition than the system on HDD1.

The music was initially transferred from a different HDD (HDD3) that had win 10 home on it, different license than my win 7 ultimate. I am pretty sure I gave permissions to the license on HDD1/ SSD to access all of the files. HDD3 was failing mechanically, but there were no bad sectors or corrupt data. I prefer win 7, so I originally did a clean install to HDD1 before shortly buying a SSD.

changed from using HDD1 as the only drive to a SSD-HDD combo (HDD2 is in a caddy in the CD drive, 7200 RPM).

cloned SSD from HDD1, clone was successful.

...trying to get music and other documents from the other partition of HDD1 to HDD2 has been a nightmare.

Tried most of the following by either:
a. having HDD1 hooked up via a SATA to 3.0 cable, HDD2 in a caddy in the disc drive, and SSD in primary
b. Having HDD1 in primary slot, HDD2 in caddy
c. tried HDD1 in a SATA enclosure that used a double sided usb cord for transfer.

transfer is initially fast, but goes down to ~5MB/s, then to kb/s. hangs up in the middle of transferring

I have tried:
1. did chkdsk on all HDDs and their partitions, no problems
2. did scannow, no problems
3. did microsoft troubleshooting, did not help
4. did HDtune and ... Read more

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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Mainboard : Asus P7P55D-E LX
Chipset : Intel P55
Processor : Intel Core i7 860 @ 2800MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7600 (32-bit)

I have four drives the two 1000GB drives are installed internally ata. the other two drives are connected by an external usb 2 enclosure Rosewill serial ata.
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD1001FALS-00Y6A0 ATA Device (1000GB)
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD10 01FALS-00E3A0 SCSI Disk Device (1000GB)
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD75 00AAKS-00RBA0 (750GB)
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD75 01AALS-00E3A0 (750GB)

Every time i try to trasfer a file either between the two pairing on their own so sata to sata or usb 2 to usb 2 or try to transfer across connections the same problem arrises. Transfer rates start high either 150mb for sata or 80mb for usb 2, but over the course of a minute or so the transfer falls into the Kb range. It was suggested that i update all my drivers which i have done using driver boost, but the problem remains. Writing new data like downloading a movie from I-tunes to one of the external drives works perfectly fine with no delay. it is just moving data around between the external drives that is the problem. However when i try to transfer something to or from the C drive speeds are 80-90Mb and consistent throughout the process.

any thoughts?
 

A:Kb speed Hard drive transfer

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=6&lang=en

install drive support from WD, driver boost just does basic drivers nothing "professional" like from WD direct
 

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I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
Eilat
 

A:DVD Drive cannot transfer data

eilat said:

I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
EilatClick to expand...
 

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Here is the scenario:

I have a 160GB internal Seagate hard drive that I would like to put into my Dell Dimension 2350 as an upgrade from a Maxtor 20GB drive that is currently in the Dell. I also have a freshly NTFS formatted 160GB external USB 2.0 hard drive that I will be using to make back-ups on the Seagate. I am running MS Windows XP Home Edition.

My question is:

How do get the OS and all of the other data from the Maxtor drive to the Seagate drive?

The hitches:

The case only has room for one internal hard drive according to the specs, (the specs say- for internally accessible drives: "one bay for 1-inch-high IDE hard drive"), so I think making the Seagate a slave, transferring the data, then switching the Seagate to master is out of the question. Also, with this solution, I worry about having the OS on two different drives, I've heard this isn't possible or, if it is, may be illegal.
I thought maybe I could ghost image the data to the LaCie external, then remove the Maxtor 40GB, install the Seagate 160GB, boot-up using the LaCie external then transfer the data to the newly installed Seagate internal, but I'm pretty sure my crappy model of computer won't allow me to boot from an external drive.

Any info given to help me through this situation would be greatly appreciated. I have searched the hardware forums a bit for an answer, but none of the threads seem to fit my specific situation.

Thanks in advance.

~mike
 

A:Best way to transfer all data to new drive

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hello,How do i transfer data from recovery drive d to drive c , i innadvertantly put i tunes on recovery d

A:transfer data from drive d to c

Hi Matt B, welcome to TSF..

are you able to connect the hard drive to another system as a slave? If yes, you should be able to access the data then.

If not, you may need to edit the drive permissions in order to gain full access to the partition.

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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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Hello everyone,

This is an issue mainly with my hard-drive and not Windows 8. I attached an image to help resolve this problem. Whenever the 'Data transfer rate' reaches 100% I get huge performance issues. This happens whenever I deal with a few running programs that are accessing and writing data.

The speed transfer of this HD is about 3Gbits I think and is interfaced with SATA. Does this mean I have to buy a new HD with larger transfer rate or am I missing something?

I used to run Windows 7 but switched to 8 and with the new task manager I 'managed' to notice the performance with my HD.

Thanks

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Hello everyone,

This is an issue mainly with my hard-drive and not Windows 8. I attached an image to help resolve this problem. Whenever the 'Data transfer rate' reaches 100% I get huge performance issues. This happens whenever I deal with a few running programs that are accessing and writing data.

The speed transfer of this HD is about 3Gbits I think and is interfaced with SATA. Does this mean I have to buy a new HD with larger transfer rate or am I missing something?

I used to run Windows 7 but switched to 8 and with the new task manager I 'managed' to notice the performance with my HD.

Thanks

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I have the bt home hub router and my pc connected with a standard 54g wifi card.
My network hard drive is connected via an ethernet cable into my router.
If i drag a file from my pc into a folder on my network hard drive, what should the max speed be?
Currently using W7, showing between 1.58 - 2.15 MB/second which is very slow, files I download off the internet are at least twice as fast as this.
 

A:Network hard drive transfer speed

if you plug the PC into the router with a cable - what sort of speeds do you get ?
 

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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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Motherboard: Elite Group ECS P4M900T-M2, socket 775, supports 4 Gigs RAM, accommodates two DDR2 unbuffered DIMMS
O/S: XP Home from installation cd I bought directly from MS, 32 Bit
RAM: 1 GB Crucial PC4200 DDR2 533 MHz
CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200, 1.6 GHz, 512K, 800 MHz, OEM, Advanced Performance Series, Allendale, socket 775
PSU: Power Up 450 Watt ATX
HD: WD Caviar SE, 320G, IDE
Monitor: Samsung 2032NW, SyncMaster, 5ms, 3000:1, Dynamic Contrast, 20?
DVD burner: Memorex multi format, double layer
CPU fan:Ultra X Wind, aluminum socket
Case: from an old Compaq Presario
Avast scanner, Comodo firewall, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, CCleaner

I want to use a usb flash drive as a hd backup, so I want to just copy the entire contents of my hd onto the flash drive without painstakingly picking and choosing amongst my files which to transfer to the flash drive. Is there a simple way to do this? I only use a total of about 30 Gigs on my hd. Thanks for any replies.

A:Is it possible to transfer all hd data onto flash drive

It should be possible to image the hard drive and save the backup image to your flash drive using a tool like Macrium Reflect Free Edition. That way if your hard drive crashed, you'd have it backed up and could later restore it exactly as it was. A good tutorial on how to do it can be found here along with tutorials on doing the same thing with other tools (although Macrium Reflect seems to be the easiest method).

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I have an older Pc but still works well, I am running windows xp sp2. I recently acquired a much larger hard drive than the one I am currently using, and a friend of mine mentioned changing them out, but I have no idea how to accomplish this.

I also would like to delete the information that was on the new hard drive previously, I took out my cd-rom and put the new hard drive in its place as a slave and it was recognized on startup, but I would like to have it as master with all my files and Os from my old hard drive.
 

A:I need to transfer data from one hard drive to another

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Is there a way to transfer data from a old internal hard drive from a old computer (motherboard crashed) to my new computer??
The old was Win 98 the new is Win XP. I do not want to open the new computer to slave the old drive because it will void the warrenty. I do not want to loose all the data on the old drive. Any suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

There are cases that you can buy that will allow you to run a hard drive externally through the USB port. Some come with drives but you can buy them empty. If you got one of those, you'd also be able to use it for saving an image of your new hard drive in case it crashed.

Here's an example:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=523075&CatId=1204
 

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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zyton777


Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!


Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.

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Hi,
I have a WD1002FAEX (WD Black 1TB) that has started to show signs of failure. A few months ago it would load larger files slowly and buffer sometimes when watching videos. As of this week though, it's loading everything slowly and even SD video buffers every few seconds. It does not appear any data is corrupted, as I haven't had any files that did not play/work (despite freezing/buffering all the time).

What is my absolute safest option to get my data copied to elsewhere? **** the drive itself, I can RMA it, I just need my data safe and sound.

A:Failing drive; best way to transfer off data?

Hello Mark,

If able, the safest way would be a straight copy and paste of any files or folders you do not want to lose to another hard drive.

Hope this helps.

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Hey all,

Right now one of my hard drives is almost full. It's a 186 gig and I've got like 2 gigs left to use on it, lol. But then I also have a totally unused 298 gig HDD (it's already installed though). What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff, well... MOST of my stuff.... from the 186 gig to my 298 gig. But I want to do it the right way so I don't corrupt any files or anything.

Basically the biggest things are all of my games, my music (I have like 20 gigs of mp3s lol), and some other media.

The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff, folder by folder, file by file, to my 298 gig, but that just seems a little too easy. Is that not the right way to do it?

I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn't sure.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, folks!

BTW, yes I am using Windows XP SP2.
 

A:Hard Drive Data Transfer - HELP!

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Is there an easy way to transfer everything from one hard drive to another if I put one in as master and the other as slave. Can you just do a disk copy?? Want to replace a smaller hard drive with a larger one and just want to transfer everything on to it. Thanks in advance
 

A:hard drive data transfer

Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

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The motherboard on my Lenovo 910 crashed due to an overheated charger. I wanted to place data on the hard drive from the broken laptop onto another Lenovo laptop, the Yoga 2 Pro Model 20266, but they're incompatible. I'm particularly in need of Outlook email and calendar, or documents that weren't backed up to an external drive while an IT guy was diagnosing the system failure. What's the easiest, fastest way to get data on the new machine? I don't have the adapter, equipment nor expertise to do it.
 

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hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you

Bigbavarian

A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)

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