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post #1 of 16
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Hi,
I recently got a WD portable SE elements 1TB for my backup. The transfer speeds are pretty disappointing. When I copy from an internal drive to the
Elements SE, I get about 45-55mbps . Is that okay for USB3.0 speeds?

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Hey buddy.

Are you transfering too many files at the same time? When I wanted to transfer thousands of pictures to my laptop via my USb 3.0 external harddisk, the speeds were terrible. But when I transfered a single file which is actually bigger in size than the thousands of pictures, the transfer was very fast.

Any how. I have a USB 3.0 external harddisk. And I don't like it.
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I'm copying large ISO's. When I copy pictures the speed is even worse!

Even I hate this USB 3.0 external. I like my 2.0 better. I'm exchanging the drive. Lets see what happens!
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asus had a new bios this month fixing usb issue
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I am running the latest BIOS :/
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post #6 of 16
We need to clarify something.

Is it 55 mbps or 55 mbs?

If it's showing 55 in the windows transfer box, then that's 55 MB/s, then that's pretty decent.

However make sure you're using the Intel USB 3.0 ports and that you're only transferring single, large files (5GB+) to properly benchmark the speed.
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Are you using this drive ?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136540&name=External-Hard-Drives

Its a USB 2.0 drive and offcourse wont go that fast then, plugging it on a USB 3.0 port wont make a difference.
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Hi Chip94,
If your talking about mbs, if mbs then 45-55 is ok.
I've had numerous usb 3 drives over the last year and that speed is around the write speed.
Different files with different structures will make a difference to speeds.

But 50mbs with a usb 3 is much better than 25mbs and less with a usb 2.

I transfer around 1tb of files at once, with a usb2 hdd this take around 13 hours, with a usb 3 i'm done well within 5 hours wink.gif.

Usb 3 is much much better than usb2, maybe it's your mobo, maybe you was expecting too much, i'd say you was maybe expecting too much.

One thing i can say from filling many usb3's with 1tb of info is that they have at least twice the speed of a usb2 at all times, sometimes closer to 3x speed.
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post #9 of 16
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Thanks for your replies!

The speed is 55MB/s. Maybe I was expecting too much from USB 3.0 since this is my first USB3.0 drive! I'm returning it tomo and getting a replacement.

I'll check the speed and let you guys know!

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Are you using this drive ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136540&name=External-Hard-Drives
Its a USB 2.0 drive and offcourse wont go that fast then, plugging it on a USB 3.0 port wont make a difference.

No. I'm using the USB 3.0 version of the Elements SE portable.
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