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Western Digital 7200 Rpm External HDD only give 20mb/s Transfer speed

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  • Started 3 years ago by zerozapper
  • Latest reply from presence1960
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I bought a Western Digital 7200 Rpm External HDD Today, thinking it whould have a better writing speed then my older External HDD, (i was planning on recording gameplay videos for stuff like youtube etc) But with this new HDD i only get around 20mb/s which is about the same as my old HDD,
Is there any way to speed my new one up ??

Thanks, Zerozapper

Posted 3 years ago
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You need to learn about SSDs.

Posted 3 years ago
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Sounds about right for an external on USB2. I get a max of 19MB.

Posted 3 years ago
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You can connect any disk you want to your USB ports, however your max transfer speed is determined by what USB version you have on your motherboard.

Posted 3 years ago

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