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Hey guys,

I am attempting to transfer my music collection to a USB 3.0 compatible external HDD, I have the following driver installed:

NEC Electronics Corporation USB3.0 Controller Driver V1.0.19.0 for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)

And am hooked into the blue USB port, upon copy and pasting my music folder to my external HDD I achieve about 40 mbps..... Seems pretty slow, 2.0 slow, is there any other bios settings I am not seeing or something i'm missing?
    
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There are lots of factors that can affect your transfer rates, in my experience with usb3 external drives, it varies, 10gb+ files i get from 70-100 mb/s, while in small files i sometimes get around 40-50mg/s, also depends a lot the source and the destination drive. That said 40 mb/s seems on the low side. What transfer rates you get with a single big file?
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Well I don't really have anything big to transfer and see, I just played with some settings and did a "small" 10gb folder of songs to my external drive, getting a bit better but not much, about 45 mbps... I did not have AHCI on, should I turn off legacy usb?

Maybe it's just slow since I beleive this is a 5400 rpm external drive, albeit with 3.0, files are coming off of a WD Black 1TB.
    
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Originally Posted by rkl1985 View Post
Well I don't really have anything big to transfer and see, I just played with some settings and did a "small" 10gb folder of songs to my external drive, getting a bit better but not much, about 45 mbps... I did not have AHCI on, should I turn off legacy usb?

Maybe it's just slow since I beleive this is a 5400 rpm external drive, albeit with 3.0, files are coming off of a WD Black 1TB.
It would be a combination of a slow external drive and the fact that you are transfering a bunch of small files rather than a few large files
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It would be a combination of a slow external drive and the fact that you are transfering a bunch of small files rather than a few large files
That seems feasible, I noticed once I begin the transfer it starts at around 55-63 mbps and quickly drops to around 40 sustained.... Well here goes 308 gigs at 40! lol
    
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