Tranferring data from D: drive to a external harddrive, extremely slow

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- Apr 11, 2019 at 01:54 PM
Hello.

I just bought a External harddrive today, and i want to copy some of my data from my D: Drive to the External harddrive...

But the speed of which it tranfers is at like 10KB/sec to 1MB/sec

It uses USB 3.0
Im not quite sure what i can do to make it faster, but i know this is unusually slow.

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Thank you
Did you pkug it into a usb 3 slot on the pc? If the usb is red, it is 3. if it is white, nope.
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You will only be able to transmit at 2.0 speeds.
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So there is nothing i can do at this point? i need to copy more than 30+ GB, and it says that just copying 5 gb is gonna take 8-10 hours at this rate
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Nada, nunca, nothing. "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

If you are performing a stamdard cut and copy from the file manager, you coukd try to use a cmd line and xcopy. Xcopy, or robocopy from a admin privaliged command prompt might speed it up.

Look up robocopy.

robocopy d:\path\to\share\folder C:\destination-device\path\to\store\files
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Just watched a video about Robocopy, it seems pretty easy and smart. i will try it out Thanks
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Lets us know..
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