Western digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate Tags: Western Digital USB3 External Hard Drive Windows 7 Last response: June 18, 2012 2:33 AM in Windows 7 Share brijbahl June 18, 2012 2:23:42 AM Hello, My western digital usb 3.0 external hard drive is giving only 1 MB/Sec transfer rate. I know its really very slow. Can any one let me know what we could do increase the speed. Thanks in Advance. More about : western digital usb external hard drive slow transfer rate oddlyinsane June 18, 2012 2:33:35 AM Firstly, reformat the drive to NTFS (its probably FAT32 and this slows the drive considerably). The next step would be actually checking if you have USB 3 on your computer - you may only have USB 2, hence the slow transfer rate (actually, thats really slow even for USB 2). Check if anything has improved - if they havent then maybe install/update your USB drivers. Go to Device Manger and right click on the USB icon and click "update driver". Regards m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWD External Hard Drive Usb 3.0 randomly disconnecting and very slow transfer rate Forum 2TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 Very Slow Transfer rate..Pleasee Heellpp Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 External Hard Drive, extremely slow transfer Forum 1TB external hard drive with no power supply, USb 3/seagate /western digital/,ex Forum Why is the data transfer rate so slow on my external usb 2 0 drive? Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive USB 3.0 slow speed Forum Operating System Drive Slow USB 3.0 Transfer Rates Forum Slow transfer speeds with external hard drive (USB and FireWire)? Forum Never be a USB 3.0 external mechanical hard-drive better than ~120 MB/s transfer Forum SolvedWhy is my USB 3.0 Western Digital HD writing so slow? Forum USB transfer rates to external Seagate hard drive Forum SolvedI have a Western Digital 3TB external hard drive connectivity issue. Forum USB 3.0 Western Digital 30mb/s transfer speed Forum Slow usb 3.0 external hard drive. wtf? Forum Western Digital external USB 3.0-3.0 TB-Drive came with Smartware, which I refer to as hellware, as it is the most annoying t Forum Solvedslow usb 3.0 transfer rate on dell inspiron 3521 Forum SolvedSlow USB 3.0 Transfer rate Forum Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB in external USB 3.0? Forum I bought a western digital internal hard drive for my windows 7 64 bit OS now the speed is very slow when compared to my previ Forum SolvedWestern Digital External Hard Drive Problem Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !