Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: What is the factor that affects file transfer speeds between HDDs?

04 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
What is the factor that affects file transfer speeds between HDDs?

What is the factor that affects file transfer speeds between HDDs?
The transfer speed is slower when I'm transferring a large file from one hard drive to another as compared to when I'm transferring the same file from the latter to the former.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Different brand of hard drives?
Different read and write speeds will do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

i heard ide harddrives are faster on everything then SATA and etc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Aug 2010   #4

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88 View Post
i heard ide harddrives are faster on everything then SATA and etc
you heard wrong lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

well...which hdd is faster?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #6

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

SATA is much faster.

Read this for starters

http://techreport.com/articles.x/19330
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Aug 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Fragmentation.

I transfer movies recorded by capture card. When there are lots of mpg's recorded they get badly fragmented. These transfers go half as fast as it does when I am transferring an intact, contiguous file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I dont think you guys quite understand the OP's question

When the OP transfers a file from one HDD to another, its fast
When the OP transfers THE SAME FILE between the SAME HDDs (just the other way around), its slow

I believe it depends on the RECEIVING HDD's health (whether the HDD itself is fragmented, old, slow write speed, etc)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
What is the factor that affects file transfer speeds between HDDs?
The transfer speed is slower when I'm transferring a large file from one hard drive to another as compared to when I'm transferring the same file from the latter to the former.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
I dont think you guys quite understand the OP's question

When the OP transfers a file from one HDD to another, its fast
When the OP transfers THE SAME FILE between the SAME HDDs (just the other way around), its slow

I believe it depends on the RECEIVING HDD's health (whether the HDD itself is fragmented, old, slow write speed, etc)
But what if both are equally fragmented:
The former hard drive is a WD Caviar Black.
The latter hard drive is a WD Caviar Green.
Black to Green slower than Green to Black.
Why is this so?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Aug 2010   #10

 

the limiting factor is write speed.. even an empty HDD can be read faster than it can be written to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What is the factor that affects file transfer speeds between HDDs?





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: What is the factor that affects file transfer speeds between HDDs?
Thread Forum
Solved File transfer speeds on Win 7 GIGABIT network ? Network & Sharing
Slow transfer speeds, WHY? Performance & Maintenance
Raid 5 Slow Transfer Speeds Hardware & Devices
Unreasonably slow LAN transfer speeds. Network & Sharing
Slow Transfer Speeds from my NAS Network & Sharing
Slow transfer speeds General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33