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Windows 7: Copying Large Files

31 Mar 2009   #1
Phoenon

vista
 
 
Copying Large Files

I am having some problems copying large files to my computer from an external hard drive. The copying process starts but then seems to freeze after a couple of minutes. Is this happening to anyone else and is there anything I can do?


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31 Mar 2009   #2
scaramonga

 
 

OS is Vista?.........according to your specs, along with no other information to help us whatsoever?

So I could 'guess', but a little more information would be nice
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31 Mar 2009   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I had crashing problems at first when moving large files accross the network. I had to bump up my Ram voltage a tad and the SPP "northbridge" voltage as well which ended all stability problems for me. Vista was stable with the same settings.
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01 Apr 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Are you sure its not getting unplugged after you start transffering?

We need a lot more info.

~Lordbob
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01 Apr 2009   #5
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, we need more info. But it does, sound like you haven't been ejecting the drive before removing the usb cord. I'm assuming that the issue.
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01 Apr 2009   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sam View Post
Yeah, we need more info. But it does, sound like you haven't been ejecting the drive before removing the usb cord. I'm assuming that the issue.
That should not cause an issue. I do it all the time.

~Lordbob
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01 Apr 2009   #7
Sam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My iPod does that when I get lazy and forget to eject. You have to do a manual restore, I wonder if that same idea would apply here.
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03 Apr 2009   #8
Phoenon

vista
 
 

Sorry for not giving enough information. The problem has worked out somewhat but there are still some problems. I am using Windows 7 (Build 7000) on a HP laptop. The hard drive is a Western Digital Mybook and the speeds are awfully slow. Copying from my computer to the drive is fairly fast (20-30MBps) but the other way around I am always getting speeds below 1MBps. What could the problem be? I have run a SMART check and it failed... Is there anything I can do to fix the hard drive or do you guys think the problem is Windows 7 related? I have tried connecting the drive to XP desktops and the results are quite surprising. On the first desktop I get a "invalid parameter" or "Input Output" error and on the other desktop everything works slightly faster than on the windows 7 one. However, my windows 7 laptop has much better hardware which is why I am expecting better performance than on the working XP dekstop...


Thanks
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03 Apr 2009   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Could be a bad drive. Test it on another computer with Seven on it.

~Lordbob
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04 Apr 2009   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

This is why I like commercial backup programs like acronis true image (this also backups partition and disk images - but that's another topic).
(Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis)

Select backup data -- select the files you want and point to your new drive

Choose NO Compression then it will copy the files as they are quite quickly.

If you choose compression copy to a "Staging device" ( i.e any spare directory) and the choose Restore to your new disk. Now you've got a backup copy as well -- perfect.

(Added -- if your Ipod is recognized as an external disc you can "backup" files to this as well - choose NO Compression. Note this doesn't alter the compression of the music files if they are already compressed. It just copies the source files to the target Ipod).

Cheers
jimbo
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