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Windows 7: Transfering files to thumb drive gets stuck at 5 sec

17 Feb 2012   #11
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I have absolutely no idea why it's having problems. Your PC clearly has the ability to transfer faster. Since your PC is a "refurbished PC" (or is it?), something might've gone wrong when they did it.


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17 Feb 2012   #12
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I ordered it from Dell.com

It should be brand new. I just waited about 3 minutes and it finally stopped hanging on 5 seconds remaining and ended up copying it.

This is frustrating. Check this out. This might have some answers as to why it might be acting up.

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17 Feb 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Fat32 is an OK format for flash drives and SD cards. I noticed that the transfer is faster with Fat32 than with NTFS (on flash drives).

I have a pretty new XPS 8300 too and do not have this problem. I suspect it is not a hardware problem but something in Win7 is holding it up. Check what processes are running and take time during the data transfer.
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17 Feb 2012   #14
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Fat32 is an OK format for flash drives and SD cards. I noticed that the transfer is faster with Fat32 than with NTFS (on flash drives).

I have a pretty new XPS 8300 too and do not have this problem. I suspect it is not a hardware problem but something in Win7 is holding it up. Check what processes are running and take time during the data transfer.
How fast do you transfer files on external hard drives? This is driving me nuts now that you said you don't have any problems. I'll check my processes but I'm pretty sure nothing is holding it back.
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17 Feb 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Just tried it. Takes about 1 minute for each 100MB.
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17 Feb 2012   #16
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay I'm confused now. I just copied a 100 MB file to my SD card and it only took 14 seconds. I converted it back to FAT32 and it was transferring at 7.5 MB/s.

Maybe it's not slow and I'm just stupid when it comes to computers.

The NTFS thing is still bothering me though. It transfers so fast but gets stuck with 5 seconds left. Weird.
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17 Feb 2012   #17
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

100mb files shouldn't take a whole minute. Your transfering is slow, for some reason.

Edit: I forgot to ask, though this is probably not the problem: Are all of your drivers installed in "System" in the Control Panel?
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17 Feb 2012   #18
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
100mb files shouldn't take a whole minute. Your transfering is slow, for some reason.

Edit: I forgot to ask, though this is probably not the problem: Are all of your drivers installed in "System" in the Control Panel?
He had the minute transfer rate. I had like 13-15 seconds.

I have no idea what you said about the drivers. lol.
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17 Feb 2012   #19
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Go to the Control Panel in the Start Menu, and go to "System" in the list.
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17 Feb 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Yeah, I did pick a really slow stick out of the big box for the initial test.

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But then I repeated the operation on a fast stick and that took only 4 sec per 100MB. So here you have a range of from - to. Both sticks are formatted Fat32.

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