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Windows 7: Data transfer from drive c to drive d is slow

14 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Data transfer from drive c to drive d is slow

Whenever I transfer files from drive c to drive d it takes a lot of time to finish. what do you think is the problem with my pc? Thanks in advance and have a great ahead of us!


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14 Apr 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello an d welcome Franjul mate what do you mean by a long time for the transfers? Plus how are you transferring them?
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14 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is it only slow when you transfer data from c to d? What about d to c?
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14 Apr 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yep robot I was interested in how he is doing it but you are right it is a two-way street and I am wondering how these two drives are set up and whether one is a SSD and the other ? spinner. Not that it should make much difference.
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15 Apr 2013   #5

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

They're probably not "drives" per se, but partitions. MS still calls them drives when they are not physically separate drives. And, transferring data from one partition to another on the same drive is going to be slower than separate drives. But ... the OP is yet to respond to the questions.
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15 Apr 2013   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
They're probably not "drives" per se, but partitions. MS still calls them drives when they are not physically separate drives. And, transferring data from one partition to another on the same drive is going to be slower than separate drives. But ... the OP is yet to respond to the questions.
Actually Mark I was beginning to think that is what the OP wherever he is means by from C to D because if you think about it the Windows defaults are ABCD and I was always under the impression that C: was the OS drive and D: was the optical.

I have only used D: as a data source in like you say a partition of a drive.

But I stand to be corrected.
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16 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sorry for the late reply, guys.

I partitioned my hard drive into two; partition c (OS) and partition d (some files). Whenever I transfer files from partition c to d it takes too long to finish. And another problem is whenever I transfer a file (for example 700mb) from my pc to my usb it takes too long also to finish. Why is that?

Thanks in advance, mates!
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17 Apr 2013   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well for the external that board only supports 2.0 USB transfer rate if it were 3.0 it would be significantly faster. So 700MB would take a fair while.
Why it is slow between partitions is a mystery. Just how are you copying the files?
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18 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Here's an example...I downloaded a movie with a size of - let's say 789mb - given the fact that I have a 4gb ram and a not so very high-end processor, the copying of files should only take a minute. Am I right?

My usb is just 2.0, so it shouldn't have a problem, right?
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18 Apr 2013   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yes now copy / paste from C: to D: partitions should take very little time to an external again not long have you checked out the drivers for the USB ports?

If there are yellow tabs against some then they need some attention.

Look I have got to go a way for three weeks right now if this keeps up bump the more help thread - sorry but I really have to go.
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