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data transfer to my usb pen drive very slow

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#1 abcd_1


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:08 PM


I am using windows xp sp2 and 2 GB usb pen drive.

Of late when i am trying to transfer a 700MB movie file from my hard disk to my usb pen drive, it is very very slow and is taking a minimum of 4 minutes.

Earlier it was much faster. (hardly 1 minute)

I am using a 1.5 GB ram. (definitely that is not an issue as other applications are running fast, ).

Also checked for any virus attack to the drive..using eset nod 32 ...but found none..

Sometime back i was getting a pop up. i forgot the original thing but it was something like "you can speed up your usb pen drive as it is attached to some wrong port and hence it is slow ...". i ignored it. Now i dont even get that pop up.

Please help me in speeding up my data transfer from my hard disk to usb pen drive.

Hope i have made my question clear.

In case of any further details are required , feel free to ask.

Thanks in anticipation.

Edited by abcd_1, 21 January 2010 - 10:11 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

Why is suddenly slower could be there is less storage on the USB drive then when you started. The reason is slower is because your using a USB 2.0 device on a USB 1.0 port you can speed it up by purchasing a USB 2.0 add-on card from Newegg.com or your local retailer.
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#3 abcd_1

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:06 AM

Thanks a lot for the help Sneaky Cyber

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