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Windows 7: looking for a flash drive that reads jpg images fast?

17 Dec 2012   #1
Double

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 
looking for a flash drive that reads jpg images fast?

I have a ton of pics on my external hard drive that I want to put on a large flash drive. I bought one of them awhile back, but I eventually returned it because it just didn't read image files very quickly.. it would take about 3 seconds to load a set of about 15 or so as I scrolled down.

My ports only read at USB 2.0 speeds, but I know there are 3.0 flash drives that can read faster even at 2.0 speeds. Only problem is that I can't identify this speed information on many packages, or websites. I mostly get my information from online reviews, but because each reviewer has a different system (some with Macs), I can't get a very good take on them.


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17 Dec 2012   #2
PwnFrnzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

As far as I know, a year or so back Microsoft released a hotfix that removed the restricted speeds on the USB 2.0 ports on windows 7 because the speeds of the ports were capped far under what they were capable of handling. Ever since that hotfix my 8GB USB with a good 7,000+ images on it loads fairly quickly.
Have you heard of this hotfix when you were searching the web as you mentioned?
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17 Dec 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are buying from a reputable place, those speeds should be posted in the item descriptions. Since you are in the U.S., Newegg should be your first stop.
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20 Dec 2012   #4
Double

Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy View Post
As far as I know, a year or so back Microsoft released a hotfix that removed the restricted speeds on the USB 2.0 ports on windows 7 because the speeds of the ports were capped far under what they were capable of handling. Ever since that hotfix my 8GB USB with a good 7,000+ images on it loads fairly quickly.
Have you heard of this hotfix when you were searching the web as you mentioned?
I haven't, are you talking about Windows Updates? I install Windows Updates quite regularly, but as far as I can tell none of those updates have made any difference to normal USB speeds

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you are buying from a reputable place, those speeds should be posted in the item descriptions. Since you are in the U.S., Newegg should be your first stop.
I've heard about Newegg, I'll have to visit and look around
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