I've got a couple of external HDs and once upon a time they worked fine but now they transfer data really slowly. The status bar might start out at 2 minutes and work it's way up to 198 minutes and then back down to two minutes etc. It can take ten minutes and more to transfer a 1 gig file. Sometimes I get "file could not be transfered: the path is too deep."
I watch movies off of the drives but they'll often stutter badly that I often have to transfer them to my internal drive. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling my usb drivers to no avail.
Relevant Specs: usb 2.0, XP SP2, crappy presario with a msi ms-6577 mobo, "cavalry" brand HDs using Western Digital WD2000 sata drives.
If anybody could help me fix this they would totally rock!