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Slow Data Transfer Speeds in Home Network Between PCs

Q: Slow Data Transfer Speeds in Home Network Between PCs

I'm wondering if there's any way I can increase the data transfer speed between 2 of my computers on my wireless network. I'm seeing about 1.25MB/s according to the box that shows you the speed/duration of a file transfer. I'd love to even triple this tiny speed because I am trying to transfer nearly 500GB between my computers before I hit the road again (I'm a truck driver). Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Slow Data Transfer Speeds in Home Network Between PCs

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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So, I know that at one point in the past my Home Network File Transfer Speeds use to be better than what I'm getting at the moment.

I'm by no means Network Savvy, so please bare with me. I know enough just to get into trouble.

Question 1
From what I've been told your Home Network Speeds can be put to a screeching halt if you have a device that is particularly slower than most of your other devices (ie. a 802.11b device where most of the devices on your network are /g or /n. or a 10/100 device where most others are 10/100/1000) Is this true?

My Setup:
I have 2 fairly new Toshiba Satellite Laptops (802.11n) that are almost always connected via WiFi and not LAN.
I have 1 D-Link DIR 865L AC Router centrally located in my home for the best reach of signals.
I have 1 WD My Book Live 2TB NAS connected directly to my Router via Ethernet.
I have 1 Samsung Series 6 Smart TV
I have 1 D-Link Baby Monitor connected via WiFi (802.11b I "THINK")
I have 1 iPad Mini, 1 iPhone 6, and 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 that are all also connected.
All my Ethernet Cable is Cat 5e, hard to find 6 where I live.
My Router Channel is manually set to 11 (best possible) due to conflicting Home Networks around my area.
Router Mode is set to Mixed Mode (a, b, g, n) All of my devices except our 2 phones fall into this category.
Both of my Computers are joined in a Home Group.

Now, here are my current speeds.

I tested a few different methods on both of my Computers, all Methods using the sa... Read more

A:Slow File Transfer Speeds over Home Network

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EDIT: New information: Still looking for help, however new information. I borrowed a friends laptop and connected it to the network (wired connection) and the same problem is happening. That means the problem is clearly on the HTPC. Any ideas what could be causing it the slowdown when transferring files from the HTPC to other PC's but leaving the HTPC able to copy files from others (incoming files to HTPC fine, outgoing files from HTPC slow).

Any assistance would be appreciated. Original Message Below.

Dear Seven Forums,

I am having an issue I am hoping someone here can help me with. Currently I have two PC's, one running Win 7 Pro and the other Win 7 Home. The Win 7 Pro PC is my gaming PC and the Win 7 Home PC is my HTPC. They are both linked via a router (Cisco M10 Valet) and both via wired connections.

Recently I thought it would be neat to turn my HTPC into a media/file server as well so I can access files on it from my Win 7 Pro Gaming PC. As such I simply made a homegroup linked the two and added my media library on the HTPC to the list of folders to be shared on the homegroup.

Everything worked fine up-to that point, here is where the problem comes in. The HTPC can copy files from my Gaming PC without any issue, can copy a 500MB file in a matter of seconds. However when the Gaming PC tries to copy a file from the HTPC the transfer speed is in the area of 2-10kbps. Clearly something is wrong yet I have no way to tell what side the HomeGroup the problem i... Read more

A:Homegroup Slow Data Transfer Speeds Between 2 Win7 PC's - Help Needed

Still looking for help, however new information. I borrowed a friends laptop and connected it to the network (wired connection) and the same problem is happening. That means the problem is clearly on the HTPC. Any ideas what could be causing it the slowdown when transferring files from the HTPC to other PC's but leaving the HTPC able to copy files from others (incoming files to HTPC fine, outgoing files from HTPC slow).

Any assistance would be appreciated.

-S

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EDIT 2: New information again, I tried copying the files without using a homegroup and it all worked just fine. Any ideas as to why things transfer fine without a homegroup and just regular sharing but not with a home group? Any help would be appreciated, I would really rather use a homegroup instead of regular file sharing.

EDIT: New information: Still looking for help, however new information. I borrowed a friends laptop and connected it to the network (wired connection) and the same problem is happening. That means the problem is clearly on the HTPC. Any ideas what could be causing it the slowdown when transferring files from the HTPC to other PC's but leaving the HTPC able to copy files from others (incoming files to HTPC fine, outgoing files from HTPC slow).

Any assistance would be appreciated. Original Message Below.
Dear TechGuy Forums,

I am having an issue I am hoping someone here can help me with. Currently I have two PC's, one running Win 7 Pro and the other Win 7 Home. The Win 7 Pro PC is my gaming PC and the Win 7 Home PC is my HTPC. They are both linked via a router (Cisco M10 Valet) and both via wired connections.

Recently I thought it would be neat to turn my HTPC into a media/file server as well so I can access files on it from my Win 7 Pro Gaming PC. As such I simply made a homegroup linked the two and added my media library on the HTPC to the list of folders to be shared on the homegroup.

Everything worked fine up-to that point, here is whe... Read more

A:Slow Data Transfer Speeds Between 2 Homegrouped Win7 PC's - Quite Strange - Need Help

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Hi guys,
I have three computers on my home network:
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router

I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.
Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?

thanks :S

A:Slow Transfer Speeds over Network

It could be. You really need to use on both desktops wired connections. If you are going to use Wifi and transfer large files. You may want to invest into a Wireless-ac router and same for the adapters for the computers.

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.

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Hi

I am transferring some files over my network using the Python SimpleHTTPServer on a Xubuntu box.

Code:

Code:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
The server is a mediocre, 4-5 year old machine AKA David. I don't have the exact specs to hand but it was bargain bucket in 2009

The client is a big powerful monster of a machine. Big games rig. AKA Goliath.

The router has a theoretical transfer speed of 300Mb/s. It's a TP-Link TL-WR841N.

My actual non-concurrent download speed is ~ 4Mb/s.

This isn't really my area and I was wondering if anyone can explain why this is? All connections are via Ethernet cable. David is connected via Ethernet. Goliath is connected via Ethernet to a Powerline Adapter which in turn is Ethernet connected. Over wireless, I am getting ~1.5Mb/s.

I'm not expecting the full theoretical maximum but surely better than 4Mb/s? Is there anyway to improve this? Why am I getting such a slow connection? I'm interested in the academic side of things here as well as the technical solution (if any)

My theory is that my rubbish-y old network card is throttling. Possible?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Slow-ish transfer speeds over network

Several things here. First, the NIC(s) used can affect the speed, even the driver version can have an affect. Second, how each NIC is connected and configured (ie: 10half, 10Full, 100half, 100Full, etc.).

Verify the configuration end to end. Also, the router itself, and in this configuration, the powerline adapter can/are likely further reducing the speed.

Try moving everything to the same room and test. ie: David > short ethernet > router > short ethernet > Goliath

That will give you the best possible results with your current hardware (assuming there aren't any configuration issues).
 

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hi folks, was wondering if the networking gurus here could shed some light on a pesky network speed issue that's been bugging me for a while now.
I have some large files that I'm trying to transfer over an 802.11n network via various high end routers and max transfer speed I get over all of them is 45Mbps, even though the routers are very close by and the
Link speed on both laptops is 300Mbps.

First laptop is a Dell M6700 with Windows 7 Professional, with Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 a/b/g/n wireless card , driver Date 6/16/2013, v 15.9.0.5 , provided by Microsoft.

Second laptop is an Asus Q325UA (UX370UAR) with Windows 10 Home with Intel Dual Band AC8260 wireless card. (Driver Date 3/19/18, v 20.50.0.4, provided by Microsoft).

Between them I have a Linksys EA6350 router with latest firmware, supporting  both 2.4 and 5ghz.  and have set the network to 5ghz,  Since the Windows 7 Intel Centrino cannot support AC protocol, I have set the 5ghz network to Auto.  The
router has the latest firmware.
Network utilization seems to be only about 15%. 

Per article at https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/05/windows-10-limiting-internet-speed/
Setting netsh interface tcp set global autotuning = disabled         and restarting both laptops, I now show on both laptops:  "Receive Window
Auto-Tuning Level"  = disabled.


Further, on Windows 7, I can turn off the Advanced "Large Sen... Read more

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Hi
My PC's network card is configured as 100 Mbps
My NAS Drive is configured as 100 Mbps

My Home Hub 3 shows both connected at 100 Mbps, yet I'm getting a maximum of 1.3M transferring a file to the NAS.

Is there any way I can increase this ?
I get the same speed from my 20Mbps download from my DSL.

A:Slow Network Transfer Speeds on Local LAN

Your hub is probably whats causing the problem. Hubs are only able to run in 1/2 duplex mode so your speed is only 50 mbps.

100 Mbps (Mega bits per second) connection maximum theoretical speed is 12.5 MBps (Mega Bytes per sec)

A hub that runs in 1/2 duplex mode runs at 50 Mbps = 6.25 MBps

This is theoretical maximum speeds.

To increase you speeds i would suggest replacing your hub with a switch. If you want to increase it more add gigabit hardware to all your machines. That will give you a maximum of 125 MBps. On my Gigabit network I normally see network transfer speeds around 70-100 MBps.

I hope this helps.

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So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

I’m using windows vista, but it’s the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp don’t have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, it’s not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

maybe I’m just not googleing the right thing

so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.
 

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I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.

A:Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

i think you go with hardware engg. to solve your problem!!

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ok folks.......i am begging someone on here to help me - on the verge of going back to windows 7. Tried everything.
help me. please.

i have an x99 chipset pc, i7 5820k, 16gb ram, gtx nvidia 970 - its a good pc (meant to be anyway............).
it's connected directly to my router, as are a few other pc's in the house including a laptop - all via lan cable, as is my NAS drive.

a few weeks ago i noticed file transfer speeds had dropped, really slow. I've tried all sorts, including 2 fresh formats trying a combination of things. Different slots on the router, different cables, the whole 'large send offload' disabled thing, everything.
None of it works.
I've been doing side by side tests, vs my Asus laptop (also on windows 10, and the last thing i'd expect in the house to work properly) - transferring the same file, from the same location on my NAS, to a local drive (ssd drives both on laptop and on pc).
With the laptop i get average transfer speeds of this 9gb file of 50-70 mb/s, every time, consistently, No problem at all.
With the PC, one time it will start at 55-60 and slow right down. Other times it'll start at 30 and again slow down.
Or it'll stay at 30.
More often than not, it starts at 30-40 then will slow to 15-20.
On the laptop its a consistent 55-65 and stays there for the entire file.

What the hell is wrong with my pc?
I've done the exact same tests on my little shuttle pc in the lounge, a crappy thing with a simple i3 cpu, no graphics card. No issues ... Read more

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Having continuous problems with freezing and slow data transfer and am wondering if it malware or something.DDS logDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by User at 14:08:01.81 on Fri 04/09/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.944 [GMT 10:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\BORGChat\BORGChat.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network

Hello jolly_tas,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Right.

I have no idea why this is occurring. I have full wi-fi signal and I have a fast broadband connection.

Every now and again the connection speed to just one PC drops to a point where there is almost no activity. I get various "connection timed out" and "DNS lookup failed" errors, then after about 10 minutes of frustration everything works again.

I know this problem is isolated to just this one PC as I have done Internet speed tests from another computer.

I have tried using different wireless cards, resetting the router, changing DNS servers. Nothing has worked.
Help?
 

A:Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network

Hello,

go to start > run > type : ipconfig /all

please paste the information into this thread

also go to your router settings and name us the currently set DNS servers

regards,
John
 

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Same trouble as my earlier post... the other PC on the networkThankyou in advance.** cant get an Ark.log as rootrepeal keeps freezing when scanning files. By checking all other boxes but files then the program crashes in 1/2 a second after pressing scan. **DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Tiffany at 14:31:17.73 on Fri 04/09/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.61.1033.18.1526.638 [GMT 10:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32�... Read more

A:slow network data transfer - PC2

Hello,

As with your other thread, please post a new HijackThis log and let me know of any changes that might have occurred since you originally posted.

Thanks,
tea

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Hi all, and thanks for this great forum.

I having issues with my new home network setup.. So Im hoping you guyes could help me out. Im getting really slow speed over the home network. Especially from my computer to my readynas (transferspeeds around 260kbps). In addition I cant access my NWA1100 via the ip adress. My setup is:

Modem Router from internet supplyer (Zhone)
ZyXEL ES1100-16 Switch
ZyXEL NWA1100 Access point
ReadyNAS 2100

Im using win 7 on a dell XPS430 computer.

Here is some information, hope you can understand, its in norwegian:

Microsoft Windows [Versjon 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Med enerett.

C:\Users\Eirik>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP-konfigurasjon

Vertsnavn . . . . . . . . . . . : Eirik-PC
Primær DNS-suffiks . . . . . . . :
Nodetype . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP-ruting aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
WINS Proxy aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
Søkeliste for DNS-suffiks . . . . : iad.ventelo.no

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling 2:

Medietilstand . . . . . . . . . . : Medium frakoblet
Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks :
Beskrivelse . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysisk adresse . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-1F-3B-61-36
DHCP aktivert . . . . . . . . . . : Ja
Automatisk konfigurasjon aktivert : Ja

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling:

Medietilstand . . . . . . . . . . : Medium frakoblet
Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks : iad.ventelo.no
Beskrivelse . . . . . . . . . . : 802... Read more

A:Slow speeds over home network, cannot connect to ZyXel NWA1100 and more

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit with Service Pack 1. I have a P8Z77-V DELUXE M/B, i7-3770 CPU. All the USB drivers are the latest drivers and Windows itself is totally up to date. Yet, when I connect any USB device, I get extremely slow data transfers.

I backed up some of my data to an external WD 1TB USB2 HDD, about 900G and it took 24 hours to copy it all.

Last night, I was copying 390GB from an external 500GB USB3 HDD to my PC and it took 12 hours.

Surely these speeds are NOT right???

I am using the headers on the case, would connecting the external drives to the USB on the motherboard directly make any difference?

A:USB data transfer speeds

Have you tried defragging the source drive? Depending on how many files you are moving and where they are located, the source drive heads might be going all over the platters to find the data. Does your mobo have the latest chipset drivers?
900GB is a lot of data ...

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Hello everyone,

While transferring files from one computer to another in a wired connection, I've noticed that the transfer rate is incredibly low, around 10 Mb a sec. Here's my set up.

Internet -> Motorola SB6120 Cable modem -> Apple Airport Extreme -> wired computers

I appreciate any help. Thanks!

- Jerry
 

A:Need help with slow transfer rate in home network.

Does the Apple Airport Extreme or any of the computers have an old 10 Mbps (not 10/100) ethernet adapter?
 

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What factors determine data transfer speeds between a wireless router and a computer? I have a 150Mbps capable router wireless N. I have a wireless N card in one of my laptops, but I am olny getting up to 54Mbps connection, the same as my other laptop with a wireless G card. My third laptop is connected by cat5 to the router, and it shows I am getting 100Mbps connection, also with an N card.
What are the principles, the facts, the truth about data transfer speed? What should I expect from Wireless N routers. I do understand the dsitance factors, so the connection speeds I refer to are when laptops are just a few feet away from router. My data transfer speeds diminish the farther away my laptops are from router, which is normal I know, but thats not my question. Should expect higher transfer speeds? Can I ever reach the advertised speed of any N router? Whats the deal here? What speed can I expect from a 300Mbps N router?
 

A:What are the facts of data transfer speeds?

Hi gogamecocks, and welcome to TSG.
Check the connection with the wireless N enabled computer but with all other wireless devices turned off. Some wirleless routers do not support simultaneous N and G connections and switch all communications to the slower speed.

You may also wish to consider the age and brands of your router and wireless N adapter. Before the 802.11n standard was finalized, some wireless hardware manufacturers built hardware based on their interpretation of the proposed standard. In those cases you could only get the full speed if the same brand was on both ends.
 

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I have two computers networked at my house. Both run Windows XP and are connected with a crossover cable. My transfer rate averages about 250 to 400 kbps. A while ago it used to average 3 to 4 mbps.

Does anyone know how to improve the transfer rate over a network setup like this?

Jamie
 

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Hello,

I have a number of devices connected to my virgin router, via wireless and lan.

I was wondering if their was software that exists, that allows you to monitor the speed, traffic, and what kind of bandwidth each device is getting from the router, speed etc too .

Many thanks,

Stuart

A:software to monitor devies on network, data speeds, data usage ?

Since no one has replied. Here`s a google of programs.

Google

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Hi there all,

I am running a pretty well high end piece of hard ware, probably more than i need. But there is something that is mind boggling me...
Please explain, why is it when im moving files over a network im getting ridiculous silly slow speeds?

I have an i5 with 5xHD in it, 2 x 500GB for mirror/raid 1, then i have 3 x 3TB, one of those 3TB is partitioned to 2TB and 1TB.
AND
I have an i7 with 3xHD, 2 x 1TB and 1 X 2TB.
(i have listed both my pc system specs below if you want to take a look after reading my problem)

Now why is it that im getting REALLY SLOW transfer speeds from pc to pc over a network?
Im moving large GB files and small ones and my transfers speeds are all different and cant put my finger on it why. I have went through and read across many, many forums like this one, and many others and I cannot still find out a good reason why!
anything i am reading no-one really knows, they are just saying things like, just try this and try that.
Im running a small business and im not going to be mucking around with system settings, off people's hit and miss theories, although i have tried a couple already and thats about how far im willing to go.

However, same file sizes and same HD, are giving me different transfer rates, im transferring files between my i5 & i7, both are windows 7 professional 64bit.
I can not list any examples at all because its all different, but my average transfer rate is from 1.5mb to 30mb, but 90% of the time its 2mb to... Read more

A:Slow transfer speeds, WHY?

What kind of LAN setup do you have? Router/switch, etc.

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I am hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this problem. When transferring a 3 gig file from my NV+ to my internal hard drive I get speeds of around 300 Kb/s and message saying the transfer will take 18 hours.

When i transfer the same file to my wifes computer over the same network the speed jumps to 30MB/s which is what it should be. I cannot understand why this is happening as my wife's computer is way slower than mine with only a core 2 duo processor and 2 gig of ram.

We are both running windows 7, hers is home premium and mine is Ultimate both 64 bit. Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Slow Transfer Speeds from my NAS

How fast can you transfer from your computer to your wifes computer and vice versa?

It could be a problem with the router or switch, a cable, a network setting on your computer.

What are the rest of the parts in your network, make and model will help.

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Hi,

I am currently transferring some large files from one disc to another but the transfer speeds don't seem to go above 16mbs. Some of them are iso files around 5 gig. Should this make a difference?

I have 4 Seagate Barracudas at 7200rpm. 3 300 gb drives, 1 750 gb drive and a Maxtor 10 at 300gb's. I am trasnferring from a Seagate to the Maxtor 10.

Cheers in advance.

Steve

A:Slow transfer speeds

Are they connected with SATA or IDE cables?
SATA cables are faster than IDE's.

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I'm doing a network for a small business. All the computers are on a domain and the domain controller is running on the server. I'm also trying to setup Active Directory so that users can login to their account at any of the six workstations in the building. However, for some reason I'm only getting ~46kb/s transfer rates across the network which is obviously pathetic. Consequently, Active Directory is impossible to do right now as there is no way to sync large amounts of files with such a slow transfer speed. I've included in the image below a rough sketch of how the network is laid out. Do any of you have any ideas as to why everything is going so slow?
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A:Slow transfer speeds

have you had the lines tested? who ran them? how long ago were they run? what devices are in between? what type of NIC's are in the machines? all the same link speed & duplex? all on the same subnet? nothing accidentally hard coded? There's 7 questions to keep you busy
 

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I'm doing a network for a small business. All the computers are on a domain and the domain controller is running on the server. I'm also trying to setup Active Directory so that users can login to their account at any of the six workstations in the building. However, for some reason I'm only getting ~46kb/s transfer rates across the network which is obviously pathetic. Consequently, Active Directory is impossible to do right now as there is no way to sync large amounts of files with such a slow transfer speed. I've included in the image below a rough sketch of how the network is laid out. Do any of you have any ideas as to why everything is going so slow?
 

A:Slow transfer speeds

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Hey..new to the forum and short on ideas with a strange issue.

First, the setup and application...I frequently transfer quite large files (20-40GB) from my primary system (Vista Ultimate 64bit, evga 680i mobo w/onboard gigabit NICs) to a PC used as a home theater PC (Vista Home Premium 32bit, asus P5E VM-HDMI, onboard NIC). I recently wired my home with cat6 and installed all gigabit hardware for distribution (Linksys WRT610 router; D-Link DGS-2208 gigabit switch) to improve network transfer speeds. All HDDs are 7200RPM SATAs

My issue is this...network transfer rates average only 15MB/s from the primary to the HTPC--not even close to what I expected. I've searched the net for suggestions, but several fix attempts yielded no improvement (diable IPv6; enable/disable onboard NIC; replace NIC).

I thought I had solved the issue this weekend when I found a suggestion to disable Vista autotuning level using the following in an elevated prompt on my primary system:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled

After a reboot, I attempted a file transfer and BOOM--75MB/s! I fixed it, right? Not exactly...somehow after a few hours--with no other system or network changes--the transfer rates again dropped back to ~15MB/s.

I'm baffled. So I try something that probably makes little sense (I'm not very adept at network troubleshooting) and set my MTU on the Linksys router to 'Fixed' at 1464 instead of 'auto' (I have ATT DSL, and had tested my connection previously with... Read more

A:Need help; gigabit network transfer speeds

Do you have Vista SP1 installed? Vista without SP1 is known to have file transfer issues.

Also, do you have other machines you can move data between? If so, does it occur on them as well?

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Hi,

I have read somewhere that Raid 5 is not supported in Windows 7. Is this true please?

After my near loss of data today I rebuilt my Raid to 5 with three Seagate Barracuda hard drives each at 2 TB. All are 7200 RPM speed and I am copying back my data from a new 3 TB Seagate Hard drive which is also 7200 RPM on Windows 7 X64 but the transfer speeds are down to 30 odd MB/S which is rubbish. When I backed up files to the 3 TB drive I was getting transfer rates of about 130 MB/S.

Is it because it is Raid 5 and it has to spread the files over the 3 drives? My motherboard is EvGA 680i which is very fast normally. My C drive is an OCZ 256 MB SSD and I have 8 Gig of RAM on a Intel 9400 quad core so spec's are good.

If it is the Raid 5 then I might buy a raid controller to slot into the PCIE slot as that would be quicker. I want Raid 5 because if one drive goes down I can remove and replace without loss of data.

Thanks for loking.

A:Raid 5 Slow Transfer Speeds

I have switched to a strip raid and backed up to another drive and that has increased transfer speeds to over 130 Mb/S

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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?
 

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So, the long and short of it is: my network transfer speeds have bottomed out, and I have no idea why.

Here are the details:
-My computer is running Windows XP
-I am on a college campus network, and we are forced to connect to the internet via Cisco Clean Access Agent
-I have 2 Seagate Barracuda 3.0 Gb/s SATA drives, 1 300GB and 1 500GB
-My cabling is run through a hub in my room and then from the hub's uplink to the wall (but my computer is the only one plugged into the hub). I've tried it direct to the wall, as well, and it doesn't seem to have a huge impact
-I added a value to my registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters called TcpWindowSize with Decimal value 2920 which--I think this was the cause, anyways--took transfer time for a 700MB file down to about 10 minutes from 30-40 [but last year, I was averaging about 2 minutes for a file this size]
-Download Speed: 396 kbps (49.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 214 kbps (26.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
(from speakeasy.net/speedtest/)
-I have tried Right click > Repair on the LAN network in Network Connections, but it didn't seem to do anything

I think that about covers my situation. Please inquire if you want/need any more (or more specific) information. I'd really like to get my computer back to where it was! Thanks for the help.

Bumble
 

A:Sudden Drop In Network Transfer Speeds

Welcome to TechSpot...

Have you use the tool TCP Optimizer from www.speedguide.net.
Match your current rated download speed with this program. 0 to 20MB down.

Are you using a switch or just a hub?
How old are these hub or switch you're using?
 

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I get approx 70 MB/sec when transferring files on my windows 7 WORKGROUP network, everything on the network is GIGABIT enabled, (3 PC's, 1 Router, 1 gigabit switch, cat6 cables), so does an average speed of 70 MB/sec sound about right. tia

Windows 7 x64bit all pc's
PC1 Core i5 @ 4.5 GHz
PC2 Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 4GHz
PC3 Core 2 duo E8400 @ 4GHz
HDD's WD Greens

A:File transfer speeds on Win 7 GIGABIT network ?

Sounds about right to me for copying one large file say a video several GB in size. My setup was just 2 PCs. An AMD dual core with a gigablit card I added on, and an AMD quad core with built in gigabit wired ethernet. On my setup copying in one direction seemed a bit faster than the other. The fastest seemed to be sending from the quad core to the other machine. But even in the reverse direction I got about 80% of the speed. Seems I recall copying say a 5 GB file from the quad to the dual would start out at over 90 MB/s then taper off to a steady 60 MB/s or so. So I'd say you're in good shape.

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Hi guys, i've got a bit of a problem at the moment with transfer speeds across my CAT6A 10-Gigabit network.
The problem is: Sometimes i can transfer files from the Server to my computer at 70MB/s and sometimes (alot of the time) down below 10MB/s. It really is very random. I have tryed disabling and enabling tools/options on both the server and my computer but to no avail. I am the only one connected to the Server when i'm transferring files like this so that rules out excessive use of bandwidth. I am just totally confused. BOTH network adaptors are at 1gbps and it's still being really slow. I've tryed it on another computer on the network and it mostly gets 30MB/s. It uses the same cabling and is set at 1gbps. The network switch is a Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Switch GS608 (Brought back in June). The network cabling is CAT 6A 10-Gigabit.

Anyone have any ideas? This problem occurs randomly. Because the Server is accessed quite reguarly for files and apache during the day i need to get this fixed.

I am attaching 4 screenys: 3 screenys of my computer, one when slow and one when fast. Also one at its fastest. I am also attaching a screeny of the server's connection window.

Thanks for your help & time guys!!!
 

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Hi!

I just wanted to check if there's gonna be a significant change in transfer speeds if I purchase a gigabit switch/router for my NAS, I'm currently using Belkin N router with 10/100Mbps ports. All of my devices connected to the router have 1Gbps ethernet ports.

I have to transfer most of my files from NAS to PC and vice versa, and the transfer rates just seem very slow.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Transfer speeds via Gigabit network?

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Hi guys, new here so nice to meet you all and thanks in advance for any help offered.

Ok, here goes.

I have a Asus K46CB, which i think is a Asian version (bought in Indonesia, Medan) of the A46CB, not entirely sure though.

Ok, so it was being a bit slow and crappy and my premier pro cc kept crashing in mid edits and yer, i decided to do a fresh install with the CD i was given in indo, no idea how legit it is, but its all be ok so far.

Today i went to copy some movie files back to my secondary partition from my external HDD, about 10gb worth, in say 600 files. It starts at 70mb via USB 3.0 and slows, now i expect this, but its slowing dramatically, to about 10mb/s and then it will pause on an error reading file, i click skip and then it drops to 1-2mb/s and says transfer time of about 2-5 hours (changes up and down)

I thought it was my external drive, so i did some check from one partition to another and that is taking ages too, but at around 35mb/s, now im not sure if that is slow, id have thought that part-part transfers would be well above the transfer rate of USB.

I used HD Tune to check the reads and the hitachi is getting 100mb/s and the external tosh about 70mb/s.

id have thought there should be a much bigger difference between the two, and neither explain why the transfers are so slow to desktop. I tried to transfer from the external to my D partition and its the same speed.

As far as i know im up to date with all drivers for USB and chipset
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A:Very slow and random HDD transfer speeds after new install

ok updates, thing seem to have gotten better somewhat, but it seems to be when it hits a broken file, which are not broken as i can go and view them from the external fine, all of them.

im just uploading a video now

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Hello everyone, first time post here. I will make every attempt to make it brief.

A 500GB external drive failed on me and I needed to restore all the files (mainly JPEGs) from Backblaze.

I was in the process of downloading the 143 GB compressed file to my Win7 machine and saw that my download speed was only 2.5Mbps. According to Verizon FIOS my internet speed should be 10/2. I added the Firefox plugin "Internet Download Manager" to try to speed things up.

If you do the math, the download would take well over 15 hrs. In the middle, there was a connection problem and I needed to start ALL over. Besides upgrading the FIOS speed, is there anything I can do on my computer's end to speed up the download? Hardware, software, tweak, plug-in, etc??

In another possibly related issue, I was transferring a very large 40 GB file from my external HD connected to my Win Vista machine to my Win7 machine's internal HD and it also had a transfer speed of about 2.5Mbps.

The external HD on the Vista machine is connected by USB 2.0 and the network is through my Verizon FIOS wireless N router. The Win7 machine has a brand new DELL network card.

How can I fix or speed up these two problems.

Thanks so much for your suggestions.

A:Two (related?) Issues: Transfer Speeds VERY Slow

The slow speed sounds like some sort of hard drive speed issue to me, but I'm probably wrong.

Regardless, here's a few ways to speed up your internet speeds.

1) Use a download manager that supports pausing and resuming downloads. This allows you to resume a "broken" download on most servers. My favorite download manager for Windows is Flashget 1.9. I don't particularly like the new version (3.5), but you might want to try that as well.
FlashGet(??)-Best Download Manager

2) Make sure that your download manager knows to use multiple connections. This simply causes the download manager to download multiple parts of the same file at the same time. It can speed up certain connections. This is automatically enabled in most download managers.

From what I've seen, USB 2.0 speeds when not using a system cache tend to average around 22-25 MB/s on my computer. In other words, you should be able to transfer a 1GB file in a bit less than a minute. Extrapolating onwards, you'll have over 60 GB in an hour and so on.

Downloads using a 10/2 internet connection such as your own should average to around 1.25 MB/s. In other words you should be able to download about 75MB a minute and 4.5 GB an hour. 150GB will take about 33 hours to download. If your download said 15 hours, you're downloading at approximately 2.5MB/s.

Keep in mind that your rated line speed is measured in Megabits per second and your actual download speed that you see is rated in Megabytes per second.

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Hi everyone

I've just upgraded my hard drive to 1TB, and am now in the process of copying my iTunes library from my NAS to my local disk (the whole purpose of me upgrading the drive was to do this, as iTunes performs very slowly over the LAN).

My router is downstairs at home, linked to the PC in question upstairs using Netgear Ethernet over Power adapters. I have just started the transfer of around 65GB but I am only getting transfer speeds of 137KB per second - which is going to take an absolute age! Surely the transfer speed should be faster than this, the Netgear units support speeds of 85MB as I understand it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can check and improve the connection speed here, or increase the transfer rate for this specific project?

EDIT: I am wondering if it would be quicker to use a USB wireless dongle and try that connection? How can I definitively test one against the other to see which is fastest?

Thanks for reading!
 

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Hey,

I am notices some seriously slow speeds when transferring files between either partitions or even to an external drive. The transfer speeds is running between 3mbs and 10mbs which feels very slow.

The machine is not dual booting other OS's and was formatted when installing Windows 8.

Is this normal?

Running an i7 quad core laptop, 8gb ram, 750mb hard drive

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I've had a 2TB Expansion Desktop Drive (STBV2000300 or "Regulatory Model: SRD00F2") which runs on UBS 3.0 and is backwards compatable with USB2.0. My 1.5-2 year old Samsung Notebook Series 3 (NP350E5C-A02AU) Which has 2 USB3.0 Slots and 2 USB2.0 Slots.

From various "Accidents" with mice plugged into the USB2.0 Slots they are pretty wrecked but still go if set in a particular position. The USB3.0 slots ran at a fair speed up until about 2 months ago, I cannot think of any changes to my PC or Ext HDD that may have caused an issue. The USB3.0 slots work fine and do indeed run at a good speed (not sure what exactly USB3.0 should run at when set up like that) But it's usually up around 155+ MB/s. When transfering from my PC it's usually between 1.6 - 16MB/s.

I can confirm it is not the drives fault for this. It runs fine on 5 of my friends computers. All moving the same 5GB file both from and too the drive all getting a high speed transfer (Not sure of the speeds off the top of my head though, definately higher than 16MB/s)

I have reinstalled drivers for USB3.0 and updated everthing I can link logically and illogically to the USB3.0 ports in an effort to get everything working normal again.

I also have not tinkered with any of the settings on the drive from when I first got it but for all I know something may have been modified. I can provide any info on that if it could help anyone.

Thanks for your time

Weave
 

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I have been fighting with this issue for hours and I give up. I need help.

My PC (specs below) has ultra low (<100kb/s) transfer speeds while transferring to SD or CF cards. I have tried two different readers: My internal USB3 Rosewell and a generic USB2. Both produce speeds well below spec / nearly stopped. Testing with my Linux (Fedora 18) laptop with the generic USB2 Card Reader produces 20mb/s+ transfers.

I have turned off indexing, remote differential compression, and optimized the drives for performance. Nothing changes the abysmal transfer speeds. Any ideas? I am stumped
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Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8153 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 372006 MB, Free - 27773 MB; M: Total - 1058788 MB, Free - 170540 MB;
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I have a WD 2T HD 7200 RPM. Plugged in as a USB drive, the transfers speed is 7mg/sec, but if I use it as an internal SATA it's about 190mg/sec. I've tried 3 different USB interfaces with the 2T drive with the same results. Other USB HD's that I have aren't slow like this one is even with the same USB interface.

I have it set for better performance not quick removal and indexing is turned off. I bought this drive as an external USB HD and it?s 2.0 USB. I put it back in it?s original case and that didn?t help. It certainly wasn?t this slow with XP or WIN 7. Any suggestions?

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I have a WD 2T HD 7200 RPM. Plugged in as a USB drive, the transfers speed is 7mg/sec, but if I use it as an internal SATA it's about 190mg/sec. I've tried 3 different USB interfaces with the 2T drive with the same results. Other USB HD's that I have aren't slow like this one is even with the same USB interface.

I have it set for better performance not quick removal and indexing is turned off. I bought this drive as an external USB HD and it?s 2.0 USB. I put it back in it?s original case and that didn?t help. It certainly wasn?t this slow with XP or WIN 7. Any suggestions?

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I'm having problem with slow wireless trasnfer speeds. 129kb/s slow. So here is my set up. Desktop with a 100MB nic card, running windows 7 ultimate, connected to linksys wrt320n running dd-wrt. then i have my laptop running windows 7 ultimate, connected to my wireless network.

I have tried coping files in the homegroup and outside of the homegroup. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Slow Wireless Transfer Speeds

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I have a WD 2T HD 7200 RPM. Plugged in as a USB drive, the transfers speed is 7mg/sec, but if I use it as an internal SATA it's about 190mg/sec. I've tried 3 different USB interfaces with the 2T drive with the same results. Other USB HD's that I have aren't slow like this one is even with the same USB interface.

I have it set for better performance not quick removal and indexing is turned off. I bought this drive as an external USB HD and it?s 2.0 USB. I put it back in it?s original case and that didn?t help. It certainly wasn?t this slow with XP or WIN 7. Any suggestions?

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Wow. This forum is popping since the 22nd. Nicely done guys.

Anyways I am getting ready to reload the official release over build 7201. So I have a seagate freeagent pro. I can use FireWire or USB 2.0 or esata but I don't have the esata cable

So transfering large or small files from 7 64bit over FireWire is DEAD slow. I am getting 4-12 mb/second transfers. Yes so my 56GB steam backup is taking over 3 1/2 hours to transfer. Any ideas on why it is Soooo slow and what should I try instead. I am going to use USB from now on too I figure it out.

Thanks for any info or ideas. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 slow FireWire transfer speeds

I too find it slow on my Seagate 320Gber. I don't think it's the type of cable rather a combo of speed property of the device and power source.

Also how much curent is used or required by your seagate (USB Controller property)?

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Hello everyone,

I decided to open this thread about a subject which has been discussed widely in different forums on the net, namely the extremely low transfer rates of data between PCs running Windows using a gigabit network, because I think to have observed something which - as far as I see - was never reported anywhere else until now.

So, this post is based on my report here, which i will now republish in a slightly modified way.

I see the same problems many others are reporting, i.e. low transfer rates between two windows PCs (7 <> 10 or 10<> 10) over a gigabit network, my transfer rates are never higher than 25MB/s and go down to a few MB/s in many cases.

However, I did carry out some test using the following software: Downloads | Totusoft

And the results are impressive!!! Testing the transfer of files of 500 MB and 2 GB in size I get up to 800+ Mbi/s transfer rates (in both direction and between all PCs), which is what I would expect from my pc/gigabit-network configuration.

So, if transfer rates up to 800 Mbi/s are possible (this corresponds to approx. 200 MB/s, if I'm not wrong), than the problem cannot be hardware-related but must lie in some windows-related stuff. I did not have this problem with my 3x win7 pc network, only when I installed win 10 on two of these PCs I started to get the limited rates).

For everyone observing the low transfer rates using the windows copy system, please try the SpeedTestSoft I shared above, run it more th... Read more

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So I have quite an old PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu, my laptop had died recently so I thought the logical thing to do was add the hard drive to the PC in the living room to give myself a bit of space amd also save some files, bad mistake.

Since doing this my transfer speeds dont go above 1mb/s it was telling me it would take 14 hours to transfer 60gb. I looked around and tried a few things like disconnecting the sata and adding it via device manager when the PC had booted up but still the problem persists, i then tried to copy the files within Ubuntu which transfered the files within 15 mins at normal speed.

This has obviouslt given me the conclusion that windows is telling it to go that slow for some reason and I can't for the life of me figure out why that would be, hence me coming here with you lovely people.

The machine in question is old, its a 2.4ghz dual core pentium 3 with a 40gb ide hard drive and is primarily my download machine. The hard drive I added is a 250gb sata drive that was freshly formated to NTFS upon adding it to the computer

Can anyone shed some light on this conundrum for me please

A:Slow transfer speeds since new hard drive added

Hi
Did you add the ex-laptop drive to your desktop machine as secondary drive?
If above is true, is this connectoed to the same flat cable as slave? You probably dont have any jumpers to set the laptop drive as slave so what I would do is to connect this alone with his own cable to your desktop secondary IDE connector making sure you use the primary connector on the drive end.

Sorry I just realized that you mentioned the added laptop drive to be SATA not IDE as the original one.
In that case yes, windows is seeing this differently as obviously Ubuntu its seeing it as it works okay when running in Ubuntu.
I would be corious to see what happens if you connect the new drive through an USB Enclosure and see if is still extremely slow.

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Hi-have been struggling with my system taking 2-3 minutes to find drivers for any memory stick I plug in to any of 3 USB ports on my Acer 1810T. When the process finally completes, the transfer speeds are about 1MB/s or less.

Another (possibly related?) problem is when I insert any SD card in the dedicated slot for the first time, everything is fine. Once I remove and either re-insert (or insert a different card), nothing appears. I get a message saying "process is already in memory". I have to reboot to get things working again.

Any advice greatly appreciated,

Fugue

A:USB Sticks slow transfer speeds, system takes forever to load drivers

Hello fugue,

Are you properly ejecting all devices? There should be an option to safely remove devices.

Do you have all windows updates installed?

Go into device manager and look for any exclaimation marks. If you see some, update those drivers.

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