I recently bought a Patriot Xporter XT Boost 8GB Flash Drive whish is supposed to be one of the faster flash drives but it seems extremelly slow. For isntance Firefox takes several minutes to load. Are there any tips or tricks to making it run faster? NTFS vs FAT32? Any registry settings or options in device manager?
I found a site that benchmarked the difference between FAT32, NTFS, and exFAT on a flash drive. They found that FAT32 was much faster than NTFS. Once I reformatted my drive to FAT32 most speed issues went away. I did not do exFAT because my PC at work is XP and there seem to be issues.
How are you connecting it to your computer?
If its a desktop and you are connecting to a hub or a front panel port then try connecting it to one of the USB ports directly on the motherboard back plate.
Also, is your computer an old one? Does it support USB 2.0 or is it old enough to be only 1.1?
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