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Windows 7: external drive writing issue

05 Jan 2017   #1
henrikkhach

win 7 64bit
 
 
external drive writing issue

Hi everyone,

I'm using win7 ultimate. It's a while that when i try to copy anything from my PC to any external drive it starts copying proccess and fixes at a point maybe for 1 or 1.5 min. and continues after it, or sometimes it takes long time showing "calculating..."

How can i fix this issue

thanks in advance


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05 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

What is your external drive? USB flash disk? Flash drives can be very slow (5Mb/s)
How big are the files you're copping to?
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05 Jan 2017   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have you already tried copying just one folder at a time?
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05 Jan 2017   #4
henrikkhach

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
What is your external drive? USB flash disk? Flash drives can be very slow (5Mb/s)
How big are the files you're copping to?
thanks for your reply

I use many types of storages from 2 Gb flash memory to DW 2Tb Passport ultra
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05 Jan 2017   #5
henrikkhach

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Have you already tried copying just one folder at a time?
Thanks for your reply

Yes it happens at any siruations, copying only one file ore copying a whole folder with several files included.
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06 Jan 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Schedule a disk check: open cmd window and type chkdsk C: /f

Open cmd window and type sfc /scannow
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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06 Jan 2017   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Should this happen again, do check if there are any program, process, etc; are running at the same time.
Hence, it may cause the copying to slow down a bit.

But;
Also you are copying from SSD to HDD, this would happen as HDD cannot be cope with SSD in speed.
Also when copying from internal HDD &or SSD to any EXTERNAL HDD, there will be slow down even more.
This is due to the speed of External HDD thru USB.
And from Internal SSD /HDD to External USB HDD /SSD.
Copying between internal HDD &or SSD is much faster than going thru USB.


Eric.
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