Anyway to bump up the speed?
I cannot watch movie from my Ext HDD anymore because they will no play smoothly, and music freezes when playing from there when it never used to.
I decided to move my music and movies to my internal HDD to stop this but it's taking up to 14 hours to transfer 4GB of data.
I have also just made a new computer, and it started happening with my old computer so I don't think I need to update my USBs or anything
Try defragmenting the data on the external drive. Windows built-in defrag tool will do the job, but whatever utility you use to do it with, there must be sufficient free space on the drive for defrag to run. If it's heavily fragmented it may take quite while to defrag over USB compared to SATA or IDE.
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