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Windows 7: Copying files problem?

07 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Copying files problem?


Well, when I copy files on my external HDD, it's going fast, until the 1st file is done, after the 1st file, it doesn't really freeze, but stops for like 4-6 secs, and then it suddenly moves on again, with low transfer speed which increases. This happens for each file

Copying 13 files 300MB

{Copying speed: 35MB/s (constantly changing)
Files remaining: 13
Green bar goes up constantly}

~green bar stops moving, transfer speed rate stops changing for 4-6 secs~

{Copying speed: 20MB/s (constantly going up)
Files remaining: 12
Green bar goes up again}

~green bar stops moving, transfer speed rate stops changing for 4-6 secs~

{Copying speed: 20MB/s (constantly going up)
Files remaining: 11
Green bar goes up again}

~green bar stops moving, transfer speed rate stops changing for 4-6 secs~
and so on

I've had this problem once like.. a year ago, but I somehow managed to fix it back then, I can't remember how tho ):

P.S. I have 2 external HDDs, each worked fine until yesterday. This problem only occurs when putting data on the external HDD, not when copying data from it.

Thanks in advance,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Jan 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

You can save a lot of time and trouble by using this;

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy


Regards....Mike Connor
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