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Transfer speeds to External HDD slow


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BL00DY_R0AR

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I've just bought a USB 3.0 internal card and 3.0 external HDD, and I've noticed the speed isn't as fast as I had hoped. On my old USB 2.0 drive it transferred at about 27mb per sec. With this new setup I get about 60mb per sec.
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iomega eGo Desktop 2TB USB 3.0 external HDD
Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 SATA II Device Internal HDD
BYTECC PCIe NEC Chipset 2 Ports USB 3.0 Card Model BT-PEU310

I don't think the data should be bottle necking anywhere. Im using the cable the External HDD came with, if that makes a difference. I'm thinking about getting another cable to be sure.

Any ideas?
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phillpower2

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Hi BL00DY_R0AR
Try updating your USB drivers.
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Okay I went onto windows update and it did find an update for the card.

I tried transferring a large file and it would start at 150mb per sec, but it slows down all the way to 50mb. Should I reinstall the drivers?
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Yes try a reinstall, if that doesn`t work run PCPitstop to see if it highlights anything;

Please Run the PCPitstop.com OverDrive Full Tests

Here's how:

You must use your Internet Explorer for this procedure. (doesn't work so well in Firefox or others). If your machine is running Vista or Windows 7, you must Select IE to “Run as Administrator”. After completing PCPitstop OverDrive you can close your IE browser and re-open it Normally so that you are no longer running as administrator.

Go to: http://www.pcpitstop.com
Click on "Free Computer Check-up" listed below PC Pitstop OverDrive
In the User Login - Click on "Sign up FREE!"
You'll need to submit a valid email address and create your own password, then click - Create Account(button)

Now enter your email address and password to Log in, Select - Scan this system Now!(button)
You will then be asked to download an ActiveX component and allow it to install.
It is safe and does not compromise your privacy.
Follow the on-screen prompts to install the ActiveX and to allow the Full Tests to be run on your machine.

The Full Tests take about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes on most machines.
When complete, a Results - Summary - Recommended Fixes will be displayed.

Please post the URL internet address, from your Results, back here into this Topic Thread so that we can review the configuration and present performance levels of your machine.

Note: During the graphics 2D and graphics 3D testing, your screen will display some rapidly moving objects.
If you are sensitive to visual flashing, it may cause dizziness. Therefore, look away from the screen during that portion of the testing.

After reviewing the results we will be more informed and may be able to provide better recommendations for you to work towards improving your machine's performance.

While PCPitstop does offer a variety of Paid Products, the PCPitstop OverDrive testing is FREE. Please ignore the references to Paid Products. We prefer to provide manual solution instructions that you can apply directly to your machine.

Thanks to rshaffer61 for the PCPitstop instructions :thumbsup:
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