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

17 Feb 2012   #1
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Transfering files to thumb drive gets stuck at 5 sec

Okay so this is an odd/annoying issue. I am able to copy files no problem that are small roughly around 10 to 50 MB from what I've seen. But large files (1 GB or more) when it gets to around 5 seconds remaining it will completely stall and I'll have to pull it out to get the window to even go away.

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I converted the drive from FAT to NTFS. Not sure if that is the problem but yeah.

Also while I'm in here.. I have a 16 GB SD card and a 2 GB thumb drive(the one having issues) and they normally only transfer files at 6 to 10 MB per second. Is this normal? That seems extremely slow for this brand new computer.

When I got it from Dell I had to call them up because my front two USB ports were completely dead. They had to walk me through connecting some green cable into a port.

I have a feeling something else may be wrong.

To sum it all up though. I can't copy large files onto my thumb drive. If I change it back to the default settings though I can transfer just fine but it takes upwards to 5 minutes to accomplish and that's just annoying.


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17 Feb 2012   #2
DemonNecron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sounds like you may have gotten a referb computer not always bad but some problems. To the problem does it freeze and stop the transfer or is it just really slow in the end?
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17 Feb 2012   #3
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The really big files stay at 5 seconds remaining. I haven't let it go for a long time so I don't really know if the transfer actually completes at some point. But medium size files as in 100 MB - 300 MB will transfer about a quarter of the way and then take around 20 to 30 seconds to finish copying. It never shows the speed at which it's copying either.

I don't understand it lol.
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17 Feb 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is the speed of the stick. Check it with HD Tune : http://www.hdtune.com/
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17 Feb 2012   #5
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Max transfer rate is 22.7 MB/s
Min transfer rate is 13.7 MB/s
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17 Feb 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is not very fast. Let's say the average is something like 18MB/sec - that compares to 70MB/sec on an average HDD.
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17 Feb 2012   #7
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

How old is the PC? And does it have USB 2.0? If it's 1.0, then that might be why. 1.0 is extremely slow compared to 2.0. It would take roughly an hour to transfer even just a 3 gigabyte file. I suggest waiting at the end where it says 5 seconds left, and see if it finishes. If it doesn't, then your computer is having a serious problem.

If it doesn't finish, I suggest talking to Dell about it, or taking it to a shop somewhere (but a lot of shops will charge you an arm & a leg for it).
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17 Feb 2012   #8
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I literally just got it last week. It's a XPS 8300.

Yes it's USB 2.0.

Keep in mind.. I "converted it". I have no idea what exactly I did but I followed a YouTube video to change a FAT32 system to a NTFS.

With the default settings for the thumb drive it transfers fine but slow.

Same with my SD Card. It only transfers at a peak of about 8 MB/s.

Is this all normal?

EDIT: I checked the transfer rate for the SD card on HD Tune. It says it's 18 MB/s. It transfers at only 8 MB/s as I said. What is going on here?
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17 Feb 2012   #9
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Since you're using Windows 7, it is NTFS. NTFS was brought into Windows with Windows XP, pretty much. They haven't used FAT32 since Windows ME.

It may also depend on the flash drives you're using. How old are they?
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17 Feb 2012   #10
Ryan915

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am not sure to be honest with you. The flash drive was given to me from a friend. It's 2 GB and says USB 2.0 Flash Drive so it can't be super old.

The SD Card is brand new. I got it from Walmart. I have no idea why it only transfers at 7-8 MB/s. It says FAT32 is the default file system. When I format it and switch to NTFS it does the exact same thing my Flash Drive does. It will go about all the way and get stuck on 5 seconds remaining. For smaller files though it copies in a flash.
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