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Slow Pendrive(Kingston 8 gb)

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  • Started 1 year ago by rupeshkp728
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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

I recently bought a kingston 8gb pendrive and found that its very slow.
I takes a hell of time to copy files in it.
The same problem occurs when copying files from it.
I checked the pendrive on both Windows(XP, Vista & Win7) and Linux and its slow on all of them.

Is the anyway I can fasten my pendrive?

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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I would've thought this was down to the computer and not the pendrive as the computer is Read/Writing via the processor, the pendrive has no ability it is just storage.

Check the Processes on each machine to see what may be going on "behind the scenes", just to rule out the computers h/w.

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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

Thanks spark for the reply.
It is the problem with pen drive as I had checked it on three different laptops and also other kingston pendrive I have reads/writes quickly at a normal rate on the same computers I had checked.

Posted 1 year ago
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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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How big is the file you are trying to copy/transfer ?

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Having problems in the past I found this http://www.filehippo.com/download_teracopy/

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

Even files of say 10 MB size takes 4 minutes.
I had tried teracopy and still no benefit.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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You could try this to see if there are any problems with the flash drive.

BUT!!!!

Be sure to remove everything from the stick first as it can sometimes cause problems.

The programme is designed to find any corruptions and also to check it is an authentic version.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

If you believe it,
http://www.rmprepusb.com/
NEWS! New release v2.1.648 will format your USB drive and make it up to 10% faster than it was before!

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Cheap pendrives are generally very slow (unless you are lucky). You can measure the speed with HD Tune. Then you will know what you have. Let HD Tune run all the way to the end. Then you also get the access time.

I found that pendrives formatted in Fat32 are a bit faster than when formatted in NTFS. But that is only good for data - not programs.

If you want a really fast pendrive, you need USB3 and something like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....0SF0BP6260 I have used it and found it to be very fast.

Posted 1 year ago
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rupeshkp728
Posts: 211

Thanks all for the inputs.
I will try the solutions out.

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