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Slow USB Transfer Speeds (USB 2 & 3)

I have recently purchased an Alienware 17 and I have all the current drivers from the Dell website but my USB 2 and 3 write speeds are very slow. My old computer which had lower processing power, ...
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1answer
45 views

Windows Surface USB Recovery Drive

Ok so my friend lost her password to her tab and she cannot log back in to her tab, and being the leet haxor that I am, I know that the only way to refresh her tab and keep all her important course ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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1answer
146 views

USB Flash drive too slow

I've tried like 10 USB flash drives, and they are all slow :( External USB hard-drives are much faster. For example transfer speeds on the WD passport are like 20 MB/sec compared to like 2 MB/sec on ...
2
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3answers
272 views

Clean install vs disk image

Once a year I am making a clean install on windows, in order to keep my system fast. After posting a question on making a bootable windows usb with exe programs where I was adviced to make a disk ...
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2answers
872 views

USB 3.0 Flash Drive slower than USB 2.0

I have just bought a USB Stick (Flash Drive) from Philips. 32GB USB 3.0. I had some other problems with my USB 3.0 Installation but now this is resovled. My USB 3.0 hub is now a 7 Port USB 3.0 Metall ...
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2answers
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going back and forth between a laptop and a desktop seamlessly on windows 8/7

I want to be able to use a desktop and a laptop and share applications and files. What I was thinking of was an external enclosure (usb 3.0) with a SSD drive on which i install the operating system ...
2
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3answers
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How does the performance of nano/pico wireless adapters vs. regular-sized USB/PCI-E adapters compare?

Wireless N adapters come in all shapes and sizes: some have 2 antennas; some have only 1, and some have no external antenna at all. I assume that those with at least one external antenna have better ...
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3answers
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Why can a SD card be faster on an external USB reader rather than on a builtin SD reader?

I have a Sandisk SDHC 4GB Class 2 memory card, and I have benchmarked its reading speed with Palimpsest Disk Utility, under Linux and with my Acer Travelmate 5720G laptop. These are the speeds when ...
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1answer
724 views

Transfering files over USB2.0 (500GB)

I am transferring 500GB of files from an internal (SATA) HDD to a external USB disk (2.5 inch, one of those that use the power line on USB to power themselves). As of now the rate at which it's ...
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1answer
1k views

How to measure actual USB3 port speed?

Not all USB3 ports are created equal. I have a friend who develops embedded hardware that interfaces with USB chipsets. He told me that most USB chipsets that are slightly faster than USB2 (480 ...
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1answer
132 views

Provide multiple thumb-drives via RAID 0 / USB-hub better performance than a single thumb-drive? [duplicate]

Suppose I'd attach N flash-sticks to an USB-hub and configure them using soft-RAID level 0 [striping]. Is this configuration likely to provide better throughput than a single flash-stick?
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1answer
126 views

SSD Drive - external vs Internal [closed]

I have 2 computers, a faster iMac at work (i5) and an old macbook (C2DUO 2.0Ghz) at home. The macbook at home has a SSD drive in it, I upgraded it and it's performance is really great. Now I was ...
3
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1answer
149 views

How can I pin point a USB file transfer bottleneck in Unix?

I'm experiencing very slow data transfer speeds over USB 2.0 on my nix box and was wondering how I can pin-point the cause of the problem. I've looked into iotop and top but the cpu and mem figures ...
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0answers
256 views

Microkingdom USB headset not playing sound properly

My headset is playing sound that should only be playing on the left side on both left and right sides of the headset, but sound that's coming from the right is on the right side. It's also odd that ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Is an external USB3 disk really almost as fast as an internal SATA disk?

According to the specs of USB3 its max speed is 5Gbit/s and SATA is max 6Gbit/s. Can it really be correct that SATA is only 20% faster than an external USB3 disk? Or are there some latencies that ...
4
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1answer
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Does a USB hub affect performance?

I have two devices I want maximum throughput and latency with. (Midi drums and midi keyboard for example) Would connecting both to the same USB port via a hub effectively limit the maximum data ...
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2answers
1k views

Is it worth to buy an external USB SSD drive for my laptop to increase performance?

I'm a programmer, and I use Eclipse for Java development. Recently I've installed an internal (SATA) SSD drive on my home machine, transferred Eclipse installation and project to it and noticed a ...
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2answers
1k views

file transfer over fast ethernet to external usb 2.0 harddrive

I have a homeserver in my flat. The local area network is fast ethernet and an external harddrive is connected to the server via USB 2.0. What is the bottle neck when copying files over the network? ...
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1answer
1k views

Write caching causes slower performance?

USB 2.0 External WD 2TB Elements HD. Connected to Windows XP SP3 machine, write caching disabled by default. Worked fine. Since it is intended to be a permanent fixture (never removed), and on a UPS ...
2
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0answers
39 views

Are there guidelines for the performance implications of adding multiple usb/firewire drives to a Mac?

I have noticed that I get a significant performance drop on a Mac Pro with more than 5 daisy chained firewire 800 drives. Task switching grinds to a halt, and the machine often beachballs between ...
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1answer
552 views

How can I good performance from an OSX install on a USB stick?

I installed OSX on a USB stick, using a HFS+ filesystem. Although the OS is fully functional, it is incredibly slow, with frequent spinning wheel cursor. I am using the fastest (and most expensive) ...
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2answers
94 views

High Performance USB connection?

I'm wondering if there high performance USB controllers in the same way that there are high performance NIC cards. I'd like a way to run a USB device with minimal load on the main CPU. Any Ideas?
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2answers
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Can USB Hubs affect peripheral performance?

Like many laptops, mine has 2 USB 2.0 ports. I'm looking to purchase a USB hub for my peripheral devices. I'm also planning on purchasing a laptop cooler with two USB powered fans, which connects to a ...
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2answers
1k views

performance gain while running ubuntu from usb disk or running as virtual machine?

I have 64bit laptop, running windows 7 64 bit operating system with 7200 RPM Hard drive. I have Vmware installed on Windows 7, and I am using the Ubuntu 10.10 as virtual machine. Performance seems ...
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1answer
277 views

USB keyboards repeat rate seem slower than PS/2

Long ago, I've had a PS/2 keyboard but lately have switched to USB keyboards, namely Microsoft Comfort Curve and then Microsoft Natural 4000. What I've noticed is that these USB keyboards have quite ...
3
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1answer
284 views

Best performance for small files on external drive?

Which bus has the best read/write performance for small files when used with an external drive? I'd guess eSATA, but the MacBook Pro in question lacks an ExpressCard slot. So it comes down to either ...
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2answers
171 views

Virtual machines on USB external disk

I'm thinking about installing (using Sun Virtual Box) Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 on an external disk connected to the USB port of my new MacBook. Do you think perfomances will be terrific? Have you ...
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1answer
910 views

Fedora12 Slow USB 2.0 Write Speed, ehci_hcd module is missing

I am using Fedora 12, the problem I am facing is USB 2.0 write speed. I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora 12. USB 2.0 write speed in Windows XP is much faster then what I am getting ...
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2answers
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Why does Chromium run so slow in portable mode?

I am using Chromium on a flash drive through LiberKey and it does everything I want it to do as far as syncing my Chrome bookmarks from home, etc. But it's soooooo slow. If I open more than 1 tab, or ...
4
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1answer
1k views

How many megabytes per second may I expect from a gigabit USB 2.0 network card under linux?

I'm interested in the actual real-word throughput attainable with an external 1000BaseT USB 2.0 network card under Linux. I have been able to attain 90 megabytes per second on a PCI-E interface, but ...
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2answers
207 views

USB Drive is Very Slow

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. ...
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1answer
903 views

What's the fastest: eSATA over ExpressCard adapter, or over USB 2?

I am considering buying an ExpressCard-based eSATA controller to access an external hard disk (1TB). However, this hard disk is also already available using simple USB 2 cable. Is it worth to buy such ...
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It takes a long time until Windows XP recognize I connected USB drive

I have a problem with my new USB disk. When I connect it to my laptop with Windows XP SP2 it takes about 4-5min until Windows recognizes it and shows it as a new disk. I can also see (disk's LED is ...
2
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2answers
109 views

What changes should I make to an Ubuntu that runs from a USB flash drive?

I'm considering running my laptop from a USB flash drive. The system would be one of the Ubuntu family. What should I do to ensure that the USB flash drive lasts as long as possible? What can I do ...
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1answer
891 views

Should the use of USB extension cables raise a concern about latency/performance?

Is there any need to be concerned about latency in transmission of any level of data/signal for USB devices when a USB extension cable is being used? For this example lets say it's a 50cm cable (~1.6 ...
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2answers
296 views

This USB device could perform faster

What does it mean in Windows Vista when you get the little popup saying "This USB device could perform faster"?
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9answers
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How does the USB 3 speed compare to eSATA? [closed]

Will the full speed advantages of the future USB 3.0 be negated by the fact the most HD being mass produced are SATA 3? If so, what would you suggest a person do? For performance reasons, I go with ...
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8answers
3k views

Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files [closed]

I want a drive that I can be used as my work drive, storing a Subversion repo and sandbox for a small project. I'd also like it to be able to store a DVD rip. At the moment I've got a Super Talent ...
4
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3answers
371 views

Shopping for Fast USB Flash Drives [closed]

I would like to pick up some really fast USB flash drives in the 16 - 64 GB range. When looking at drives they just list their size, their form factor (key chain hook, slider, etc.) and the fact that ...
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7answers
1k views

USB vs. FireWire for external hard drives

For external hard drives in this question, I'm referring to traditional HDDs; the kind with spinning metal inside of them (no RAM or flash-based super-high-performance hardware): Is there a ...
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3answers
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Why does my computer slow down so much when attaching Bluetooth dongle?

I have a Bluetooth dongle and I plugged it into my work laptop (a Dell Latitude D830). Windows detects the Generic Bluetooth USB or similar and then proceeds to go incredibly slow with a process, ...