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I am using Windows Vista, my Motherboard is Intel D102GGC2 The transfer speed through USB is very slow on my PC, just 2-3 MBps...

I also use Ubuntu 9.10, and surprisingly the USB transfer speed is as expected, ie 16-17 MBps.

So everytime i have to transfer Huge files i have to reboot into Ubuntu.

What might be the Problem ??? I checked the Intel website for the ubdated drivers for my mobo, but they dont support my mobo now.


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What device do you transfer data to? A pendrive? USB harddrive? Network cable? – liori May 30 '10 at 15:38

Apparently, your Vista driver does not support Hi-Speed USB.

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eHow says configuring Vista to Optimize for performance may help: Start > Computer > r-click USB drive > Properties > Hardware > All drives > usb drive > r-click > Properties > Performance.

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Of course one you do that, you must be sure to use the Safely Remove Devices function or else you are practically guaranteed to corrupt the drive. I think I've seen some programs that help make this easier, but they only make it easier; I don't think they flush the caches (though that could certainly be possible to implement). – Synetech Jul 12 '12 at 21:54

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