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Windows 7: Win 7 is so damn slow when transfering files

24 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Win 7 is so damn slow when transfering files

when trying to backup my data to my external drives which are connected with esata, the speeds it copys is so damn slow, it's common to have data transfer speeds of 1.71 per MB to top speed of 23.7 per MB. I know this is crazy slow, what could be causing this ??


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24 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Are you copying the files from your :C drive? If so, how often do you defrag?
Windows has a built in program to help you do this in the start up menu, under accessories and system tools.
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24 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Yes I know how to defrag and that is not the problem, not from C drive.

I'm copying drive other drives to a external drive
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24 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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24 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
+1 I was about to say the exact same thing.
Teracopy
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24 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
when trying to backup my data to my external drives which are connected with esata, the speeds it copys is so damn slow, it's common to have data transfer speeds of 1.71 per MB to top speed of 23.7 per MB. I know this is crazy slow, what could be causing this ??
You could also try the free Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 for your backups:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
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It's extremely easy to use interface allows you can create multiple sets of folder pairs, specifying the source and destination for each, with options to either Synchronize, Echo or Contribute, of which Contribute is most often used for backups. You can also run either individual pairs, or multiple specific pairs at once.

The advantage of using a tool such Synctoy, is that when you need to perform a backup, you will only copy those files that have been modified or added.

If you don't like SyncToy, then you can also try Allway Sync. It's not as friendly to use as SyncToy because it's interface is cluttered with alot of useless information. Also, the free version limits you to backing up a set number of file per month, unless you purchase a license.


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24 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
when trying to backup my data to my external drives which are connected with esata, the speeds it copys is so damn slow, it's common to have data transfer speeds of 1.71 per MB to top speed of 23.7 per MB. I know this is crazy slow, what could be causing this ??
You could also try the free Microsoft SyncToy 2.1 for your backups:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
It's extremely easy to use interface allows you can create multiple sets of folder pairs, specifying the source and destination for each, with options to either Synchronize, Echo or Contribute, of which Contribute is most often used for backups. You can also run either individual pairs, or multiple specific pairs at once.

The advantage of using a tool such Synctoy, is that when you need to perform a backup, you will only copy those files that have been modified or added.

If you don't like SyncToy, then you can also try Allway Sync. It's not as friendly to use as SyncToy because it's interface is cluttered with alot of useless information. Also, the free version limits you to backing up a set number of file per month, unless you purchase a license.

synctoy doesn't work like other backup software because of the goofy permissions in Windows 7 Wish I never upgraded

I'm trying Teracopy now so I will give it a try
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24 May 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
when trying to backup my data to my external drives which are connected with esata, the speeds it copys is so damn slow, it's common to have data transfer speeds of 1.71 per MB to top speed of 23.7 per MB. I know this is crazy slow, what could be causing this ??
To answer your question, no, the transfer speed shouldn't be that slow using e-sata.

Have you looked into updating you motherboard's drivers? - Mainly the chipset drivers?

Checked cables?
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24 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post
when trying to backup my data to my external drives which are connected with esata, the speeds it copys is so damn slow, it's common to have data transfer speeds of 1.71 per MB to top speed of 23.7 per MB. I know this is crazy slow, what could be causing this ??
To answer your question, no, the transfer speed shouldn't be that slow using e-sata.

Have you looked into updating you motherboard's drivers? - Mainly the chipset drivers?

Checked cables?

Yes to all above and much much more.....Windows 7 sucks when it comes to transferring files
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24 May 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well you have your answer.

Peace
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