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Portable HD transfer speed decelerates to 0 KB

I have a western digital 2 TB portable HD. My laptop is running windows 8.1. I'm having trouble transferring files from on to the other. On occassion transferring files works fine but sometimes I see ...
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Is system drive involved when transferring files between external sources?

I often transfer files from my external HDD to my USB flash drive. Sometimes I use my computer which has the OS in the SSD and sometimes the other computer with the OS in HDD. Are these file ...
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Windows C Drive --(transfer to)--> Mac OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted) : Within Windows

I have an external hard drive whose format is Mac OS Extended (Case-Sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted), and I would like to copy my friend's entire computer--it's running Windows 7 Home Premium--to the ...
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Folder that was copied from one PC to a portable HD doesn't show in another PC

I have an HTPC at my living room and it has a 3TB Western Digital portable hard-drive that stores all my media files. The HTPC is running Windows 7 32bit. Yesterday I connected the hard drive to my ...
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Which direction should I transfer my files? USB 2.0 to 3.0 or vise-versa?

I have a USB 2.0 enclosure and a USB 3.0 enclosure. I want to transfer large files from one to the other very often. Should I put the source drive in the 3.0, or the 2.0? Theoretically, IF each ...
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Moving files inside my NTFS partition is as slow as copying them. What could be the cause of this?

I'm trying to tidy up my folders and files on one of my NTFS formatted external hard drives, a 2TB Western Digital Elements drive. When trying to move files from one folder to the other, the process ...
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Are file copy utilities really useful?

I need to copy about 2 terabytes of media files from one hard disk to another (both external, USB 2). While doing a test run, I noticed the speed was between 20 to 22 MB per second (without using any ...
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How Can I copy a large amount of data? [closed]

i have 250gb external harddisk... I would like copy all of the data from that external harddisk to my laptop but i can't seem to copy so many files. Whenever I attempt to copy and paste to my laptop ...
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Why does the speed decrease while copying from an external harddrive?

I have an external hard drive that I needed to copy about 30 GB from. 8 DVD image files. The copy started out at 160 MB/s, quickly went down to around 80 MB/s and then slowly during the process it has ...
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Super slow Western Digial External hard drive

I have 2TB of WD external hard drive. I use windows Vista 32x. on DELL laptop Latitude D630 and connect through USB cable. When I transfer from my C drive to external hard drive it transfer only ...
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How to increase the speed between two external hard drives on my laptop?

I own Sony Vaio Z laptop with two external USB ports. It's quite new and has USB 2.0 support. I'm using Vista x64 on it. I also have two external usb hard drives, Iomega 500GB and WD for 1TB. Every ...
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Keep 2 filesystems synchronized without a network connection

The situation: 2 computers, each has a large section with data on it (the OS and programs are in other sections on the computers and can be ignored). The data should be the same on both computers, so ...
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What might limit data transfer rate to NAS?

I have two NAS (Buffalo Linkstation Pro, WD MyBook World), which are connected to 2 PCs with a Gigabit LAN connection. All devices are in "Gigabit mode", meaning all show that their connection speed ...