External drive very slow copying data to D:

wakantanka - Updated on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:46 AM
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- Apr 23, 2020 at 08:12 PM
My external drive is extremely slow copying music and data to my D: drive, the format of both the drives is ntfs, and my anti virus is not scanning, when I drag and drop from one to the other the copying is extremely slow.
Please not too technical thanks

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Howto: Fix Slow USB 2.0 file transfer on Windows

USB storage devices can be optimized for either quick removal or performance. If optimized for quick removal, data transfer can potentially be reduced to a crawl.

To optimize your USB drive for performance:
  • 1.Right click on the USB drive and select properties
  • 2.Select the Hardware tab
  • 3.Under All Disk Drives, highlight your USB drive and select Properties
  • 4.Select the Policies tab and select Optimize for performance.
  • 5.Press OK twice, and your transfer speeds should increase dramatically

Note that when your drive is optimized for performance you'll need to use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the taskbar to eject the drive - otherwise you'll risk corrupting your data by just removing the drive from the port.
I've tried so many options, and this finally worked for me! Thanks
Its totally fixed
Nice .. thx Freshtex!
but u need to click on Change settings for goo to Policies tab :P
I have tried Also But when I click to optimize performance and press ok the windows said that it cannot be changed probacilly because windows does not allow to change the configuration
It improved a little bit. earlier my external drive user reach standard transfer speed of 20 MBPS withing 5 seconds of data transfer, whereas, now its reaching after 45 seconds