What Affects of my slow copy in my pc

OS: Win xp sp2 (32bit)
procie: e5800 dual core 3.2ghz
memory: 4gig
vcard: gf 7300

Hi guys... Why is that when i copy large files it take a lot of time. eg. when i copy 2gig movie file, it takes like 20-30min.. How can i improve the copy.. thanks
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  1. What are you copying to and from? I assume from a internal hard drive to an external hard drive or memory card?
  2. And how fast does it says its transferring when you copy? (ie. 2mb/s, 500kb/s, etc.)
  3. try to download and instal teracopy.
    its a software which accelerates copying speed but yeah, those speeds are slow.
  4. @Mr47 im trying to copy a file from my hardrive or should i say from my pc to a thumb drive or external drive..

    @dangerboyjtf2 i dont know. their is no indication of how fast is the copy is.. im actually using xp it only show the remaining time of the copy. eg. 18 minutes remaining..
  5. kalev2633 said:
    @Mr47 im trying to copy a file from my hardrive or should i say from my pc to a thumb drive or external drive..

    @dangerboyjtf2 i dont know. their is no indication of how fast is the copy is.. im actually using xp it only show the remaining time of the copy. eg. 18 minutes remaining..


    thats expected, its HDD to a USB 2.0 drive, (which runs at around 6-7mb/s tops most of the time for an external HDD and 1.5mb/s is considered normal for flash drive/memory sticks, therefore 2gb at around 25mins, works out to 81.92 megabytes per minute and divided by 60 is 1.36533333MB/s which is pretty normal for a USB 2.0 drive (especially a memory stick, external HDDs will probably go at around 6-7MB/s).

    thats why i have a USB 3.0 mobo and USB 3.0 HDD copies games at 55MB/s sustained, which is about 10-11 times faster than USB 2.0. Dont bother investing in a USB 3.0 HDD if you don't have a USB 3.0 mobo, which you dont (i'd be suprised if a LGA775 mobo supported USB 3.0 whithout being ridiculously pricey).

    hope this helps. :D
  6. +1 to ps3hacker12

    You might consider looking into getting a nice external drive instead for transferring larger files like movies. I would recommend a "My Passport" series Western Digital drive. They are usually reasonably priced and I get a solid 40Mb/s transfer rate with mine when plugged into my USB 2.0 slot.
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