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Western digital usb 3.0 external hard drive slow transfer rate

Last response: in Windows 7
June 18, 2012 2:23:42 AM


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.
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".