Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Are There Any Services That Can Affect How A USB Flash Performs

02 Oct 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Are There Any Services That Can Affect How A USB Flash Performs

Windows 7 64Bit Professional SP1
No Other Updates
SSD OS Drive

I am just running a test machine so I can test some items out.
I have been disabling some services, turning off features, etc. and I was just wondering if there are any "Services", "Features", Settings, etc. that can affect how a USB flash drive performs.

I am using a USB3 flash drive, in a USB3 port and on occasion I have been noticing little things, not sure if they are just the nature of a USB flash drive or something I have maybe altered.
On occasion I notice that when I first plug in the flash drive, I get an initial kind of pause before it reacts in a file explorer, then it will work more fluidly after. I have also noticed this also when I go to move files to the flash drive.
Also a couple of other little things here and there.

All my drivers are up to date.

I am sure that it is as I mentioned just the nature of USB and USB flash drive, but I was just wondering if there are any settings that could affect how a USB flash drive performs?

I believe I disabled "fetch" and "superfetch" which is called "SysMain" which when I looked it up also is linked to "ReadyBoost" which I do not use. Not sure if any of these items would cause anything?

Anyways, if anyone has any information to share, please do so.
Thank You

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

The only difference is if you enable / disable quick removal.
Right click on drive - properties - Hardware tab - select the USB drive - Properties
It will open a second window - Policies tab - two options
- Quick removal
- Better performance
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2017   #3

Windows 7 Professional

Thank you for your response, I honestly did not know about that tab.
Even worse, my usb flash drive has been set to quick removal all this time, and I have been ejecting the damn thing each time I remove it!
I will give the "performance" option a test.

What does everybody else set their USB flash drives to?
It mentions with "performance" you will have to eject each time, and if a power outage occurs you may lose data.
Any other downsides?

Thanks Again

If you or anyone else has any other tips about USB flash drives to share please share them.
Thank You
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Oct 2017   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

There is no miracle.
The time that it takes to write data to the disk is the same. Performance writes to a cache and says it's done when in fact it's writing from the cache to the disk.
Either way, always remove it after "Safely Remove Hardware...""
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Oct 2017   #5

Windows 7 Professional

Okay, thanks again for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Are There Any Services That Can Affect How A USB Flash Performs

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Alienware m14x r1 laptop performs poor on battery
hi all, just have a quick question: why is it that when I play a game on my alienware laptop, for example black ops 1, that my fps drops drastically when I go on battery power? I get over 100 fps with the ac adapter plugged in the laptop, but it goes down to 30 when i unplug it. ...
Bootmanager performs funny
1. system32\en-US\winload.exe.mui is used for start win7 32bit, however 2. system32\ja-JP\wininit.exe.mui is used for shutting down display Japanese language. 3. bcdedit /v shows the locale as en-US in which my preference. How can I solve the problem?
Installation & Setup
Win7 only performs partial boot
I noticed this morning that my computer has been running for 37 days without a restart, so naturally I decided it should be restarted to clean out temp files. The initial restart acted strangely, taking almost 15 minutes. When it was finished, the computer had only partially rebooted, failing to...
Hardware & Devices
Gaming Performs Better For Sony
Gaming performs better for Sony as it ekes out a profit. Gaming was one of the bright spots for Sony, as sales increased by over 10 percent, but its quarterly loss dropped by more than half, to $379 million. As the PlayStation3 gets deeper into its release cycle, making it has gotten cheaper,...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:24.
Twitter Facebook Google+