Well, I'm sitting here now and I'm trying to back up all my files to my external drive before re-installing my OS... but it's taking forever! To transfer 1.57GB, it says it will take about 20-30 minutes (it fluctuates), and currently the transfer rate is only running around 600 bytes/sec (got 20 hours to spare to wait for 2 files to move?)... now it's up to 1.7mb/sec... now it's about 2.3mb.. the problem is, it fluctuates alot.. it doesn't often keep steady at one speed- when it finally does keep steady, it's really slow, like 600 bytes.
transferring 1.5 gb should only take 2 minutes, max.. why is it taking so long?
External: Westernal Digital Office... 1tb capacity
Connected: via USB... I'm assuming it's 2.0 because my machine isn't eve a year old, so I doubt there's ancient technology in it.
Platform: Vista Home Premium, SP1
Edited by spyce, 30 October 2008 - 08:45 PM.