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Slow speed of seagate freeagent desk hdd?


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#1 eshan4

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:02 AM

Hi,

I recently bought a 1Tb Seagate external hard drive having 7200 rpm.

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?name=ST310005FDM201-RK-apac-fa-desk-1000gb-hd&vgnextoid=a3add44ab5221210VgnVCM1000001a48090aRCRD&locale=en-US#tTabContentSupport

The internal hard disk on my laptop has 7200 rpm too. While transferring ( copy and paste and not cut ) data from internal to external disk i get max min and average 20 mbps. My question is, is this how its supposed to be? Shouldnt it be faster? Is it because i didnt install the sofware on the seagate website for this hard drive?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:33 PM

The USB connection is the bottleneck.

Any hard drive directly attached to the motherboard will process data faster...than the USB connection allows.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:56 AM

Seems like nothing can be done! Thanks.




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