Transfer speed between two external hard drives is 4MB/s :(

By Jskid
Jan 30, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. I've copying files from one external hard drive to another and though both are USB 3 the transfer rate is 4MB/s or less. What is up? Both drives have been much faster by themselves.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    What kinda files? Lots of small files don't do well.
  3. Jskid

    Jskid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 346

    Mainly backups. I left my computer on over night and it's still 50% :mad:
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    The only suggestion I have is this:

    Where are the drives plugged in? Let's say you have a desktop tower - are both drives plugged into the front USB ports?

    I'd try plugging them into separate back motherboard USB3.0 ports.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...