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
Ravanx

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
Dixon Butz

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
freaky88

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
Dixon Butz

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
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

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

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
TVeblen

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
Kirsch

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
Ravanx

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
madtownidiot

 

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
Thread Forum
USB data transfer speeds
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...
Hardware & Devices
File transfer speeds on Win 7 GIGABIT network ?
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...
Network & Sharing
Slow transfer speeds, WHY?
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...
Performance & Maintenance
Slow Transfer Speeds from my NAS
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...
Network & Sharing
Slow transfer speeds
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...
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 04:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App