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WD My Passport Slim slow transfer speed (USB 3.0)

Hey, first post here so sorry if it's in the wrong section.

I recently purchased a 1TB WD My Passport Slim external HD, and I've been getting extremely slow transfer speeds (hovering around 30-35 MB/s) while copying ~70GB of music to the Passport.

My machine is an Alienware M17xR4 Laptop, running Windows 7 64-bit, A09 bios.

From my understanding, this is running close to USB 2.0 speeds. My laptop and the Passport are both USB 3.0 equipped, and neither the read/write speeds from my laptop nor the Passport should bottleneck the transfer speeds to around 30 MB/second.

Any suggestions to fix this issue?
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  1. are you plugging it into the usb 3.0 ports and not the 2.0 ports?
  2. McWelshie said:
    are you plugging it into the usb 3.0 ports and not the 2.0 ports?


    Thanks for the response!

    Yes, I'm sure. All the ports on my laptop have the SS-USB symbol above them, which is what the passport is plugged into.
  3. Best answer
    70gb of small files will not transfer at sequential speeds. 30+ is pretty good IMO.
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