Hi everybody, I wanted to see if someone could help me with this problem. About a year or so ago I bought a LaCie Rikiki USB 2.0 external hard disk (2.5 inch) and I know that file transfer averaged around 35MB/sec. Just recently I noticed that transfer rate slowed down a lot, down to as little as 500KB/sec even, and averaging at around 1.5MB/sec. That is extremely slow for a 2.0 USB disk, considering I have a year-old Dell Inspiron..that and the fact that I didn't use to have this problem until recently. The LaCie still has around 150GB of space, and its maximum is 640 GB give or take. I changed the cables, and nothing happened. I made the disk "perform better" on the hardware options, but nothing. I also tried to defragment but it was not defragmented so I couldn't. I also tried this disk on a different computer with a lot of extra internal drive space but it was still slow and that laptop had XP operating system on it. I really don't want to lose my data, and I am frustrated because if I have to transfer data from this disk I would take ages. It's not fair. Imagine waiting days to transfer 500GB of data? Sucky!
Could anybody suggest anything please? I really don't want to give up yet. Thanks!