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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>Western digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate> Related ressources: ForumExternal hard transfer rate inconsistency Forum1TB external hard drive with no power supply, USb 3/seagate / western digital /,ex ForumTerribly slow USB 3.0 transfer rate ForumUSB 3.0 Western Digital 30 mb/s transfer speed ForumWestern Digital External Hard Drive Problem ForumUSB vs SATA II transfer rate Forummy western digital 60gb hard drive is dying slow ForumWD Passport USB 3.0 Slow transfer rate ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability ForumData transfer rate from SATA HDD in USB 2 docking station to USB 3 HDD ForumWhy is the data transfer rate so slow on my external usb 2 0 drive ? Forumnew external usb 2 hard drive is too slow for video capture.. ForumMy WD external hard disk's transferring is so slow ! Forumnew external usb 2 hard drive is too slow for video capture.. ForumWhy is my USB 3.0 Western Digital HD writing so slow ? ForumSlow Hard Drive Transfer Rate ForumUSB 3.0 transfer speed slow ForumUSB 3.0 SS slow transfer speeds. Forum[Solved] Product key for windows 7 professional 32 bit free ForumWhy cant windows 7 see my hard drive? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !