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Windows 7: USB pen drive slooooowwww...

26 Jun 2012   #11

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Ok, In NTFS format it always runs write caching try formatting the sticks to fat 32 or Exfat (i think Exfat will do better, although i use Fat32). You then can go to device manager select the USB driver and switch to quick removal or write caching whichever suites your needs most. Oh this also might fix your original problem:) Fat file systems are more designed for USB and usually run faster. Also when formatting i suggest putting the highest allocation size possible:) This will help A tiny bit with speed as well.
Also try downloading the hot fix attachment to this post. If you already have the fix it will tell you, and no harm will come to your computer.

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27 Jun 2012   #12

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USBDeview has a speed test function for USB devices.View any installed/connected USB device on your system
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27 Jun 2012   #13

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The pen drives are used to transfer data to a player that will only read FAT16/32 or NTFS, so other format options are not a solution.
I've compared the full transfer time of Windows and Teracopy (including the last "5 long seconds") and they are about the same, so I will leave it as is.


Thanks for the clues.
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28 Jun 2012   #14

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You are welcome JorgeO.
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