Questions about optimizing your computer to take up less boot time, application launch time, download time, etc.

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Speed constraints of encrypted USB drives - Where are the bottlenecks?

I would like to keep my 1.5TB USB 2.0 external drive that I use for backups encrypted. I'm using TrueCrypt and have created a fully encrypted volume. This took 18 hours. My question is: Does ...
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Maximizing speed of USB 2.0 clients on USB 3.0 hub

I need to connect 2 USB 2.0 cameras and one USB 3.0 SSD to a single USB 3.0 hub. I would like both of the cameras to run at 480 Mbps and the SSD to use the rest of the bandwidth. Is this possible? I ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Gnu Emacs on Windows 7 very slow when VPN connection is used

I'm using Gnu emasc 24.3 on Windows 7 and normally I don't have any problems with speed/responsiveness. I'm launching Emacs with the runemacs.exe However, when I am travelling and try to connect to ...
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Reading or writing with a 4 WD5000AADS drive RAID 5 array drops to 0 speed

Edit, 10/31: Crash-- complete system lockup. Booted computer, had strange lag for visiting ANY webpage in Chrome.. Figured that either a network problem existed, or Chrome could not write to disk ...
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Why might write speed on NIC be fraction of read speed?

I have 2 servers (Windows 2008 R2) each with an x710-DA2 NIC, cross-connected by a 10Gbps wire. I can read a hard dive of one machine, from the other, at 250 MegaBytes/Sec, but the write speed is ...
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Why is my WiFi file copy so slow?

I have shared a folder on my Debian 8 GNU/Linux PC using Samba network sharing service. The folder is on an external hard disk that is connected to the PC using an USB 3.0 cable. The PC is connected ...
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Why does moving/deleting files “stall” on my PC?

My PC is Windows 10, 8GB RAM and a 2.8GHz processor. Basically, to give you an idea, whenever I drag any item onto the desktop or into a folder the file takes a long time to appear and I have to ...
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10 minutes to calculate the very simplest excel formula - why?

Well I know partly why, my spreadsheet has about 180,000 rows. But that has not presented a problem for sorting or filtering. But when I entered =B2 in cell C2 and stretched it down to the bottom, it ...
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How can I improve SFTP transfer times between a Windows 7 PC and an Android phone?

I have set up a home SFTP server using CoreFTP. When I transfer files from my Android phone to a PC, I get really slow speeds (1-1.5 MBps) as compared to SHAREit or Xender (Up-to 10 MBps). Why is it ...
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USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
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How to change playback speed steps in VLC Player?

I am using VLC player as my video and audio player on Ubuntu (14.04). In playback menu under speed item, I can choose Faster (fine) or Slower (fine) to speed up or down playback. But it changed speed ...
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How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling?

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
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How can a torrent be downloaded faster than the speed of my Internet connection?

I have a 256 kbit/s connection and normally see download speeds around 30 kilobytes/second. However, sometimes when I download torrents the download speed shows as 1.1 MBps. How is this possible?
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Slow execution of linux service mtab.sh

I'm trying to speed up the boot time of my raspberry pi with raspbian. With the program bootchart (which makes a graph of the running time of the services at start up) I have seen that the mtab.sh ...
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How to reinstate “playback speed” control in WMP?

I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 and been watching movies via out-of-box Windows Media Player (with all out-of-box codecs). In particular, i liked WMP's ability to change playback speed. Recently, ...
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SSD vs HDD for file upload and reconstruct chunk file

Using HTML5, I will have an uploaded files roughly 2 - 10GB per client, uploaded to a server. The script will chunk each file into 100MB pieces, and reconstruct the file after everything uploaded into ...
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Setting up profile for Aer V3 for Fan Control by Pherein TO SPEED up the fan

It is really hard to gain control above the fan speed in laptop. I have Acer V3-571G i-3110,Nvidia 630GT. I want to speed up a fan. Program: http://www.ratedsearch.net/rated-file/rs5ef9b4f8hfi0# ...
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Enabling super speed on USB 3 ports

I finally bought a USB 3 handy drive, hoping to take advantage of the speed of the USB 3 ports of my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5520). The USB port is USB3 (blue inside). The Handy drive is a ...
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Web connection speed issue

I encounter a strange issue with my web (wireless) connection on my laptop (Ubuntu 11.10) I'm able to have 540kbps (down) on all computers in my house (including laptop at the same distance from the ...
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Sempron 3500+ never clocking up (always at 800MHz)

According to CPUID CPU-Z and Windows Vista resource monitor the AMD Sempron 3500+ (1800MHz) in this Packard Bell Easynote SJ51 is never clocking higher than it's lowest speed. It's running at 52C so ...
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HTTP upload performance in various browsers and OSs

This is more a call for discussion rather than a question, I'd like to hear from others' experience with this: I've recently got my fiber upgraded to 300 Mbit upload (I actually get ~310) so I have ...
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Auslogics Boostspeed 8 review

Do any professional IT technicians have an opinion of Auslogics Boostspeed 8? http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed/ It was advertised on speedtest.net It is displaying as Severe some ...
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RAM writes faster than it reads

I've recently created a RAM-Disk on my MBP17" and tried to check the read/write speeds and everything seemed fine. So i did the same test on my MacPro3,1 and i noticed that my RAM (16GB) writes with ...
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My computer is extremely very very slow

I've bought a new computer. It is supposed to be a recent, last-generation PC (Apple imac 21,5" last generation, first model). The OS takes 2 minutes to load - 1 minute for the logon screen and 1 ...
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Optimal email configuration for fastest message delivery

In my line of work, I sometimes receive potential work assignments via email. These are broadcast emails to all approved vendors for this client. Whoever accepts the assignment first will get the ...
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How to remove pppd speed limit

I haven't figured out any way to achieve more than 10M over a ppp0 link configured through pppd and the baud rate of the pts is 38400 (obviously being ignored) so it seems like somewhere in the ...
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How to debug slow samba share by Nautilus?

I have Fedora 23 with Gnome 3 and Nautilus 3.18.5-1.fc23. I have troubles with SMB speeds by using Nautilus. It is about 4.4MB/s, while by any other methods (e.g. smbclient from terminal) I got 11MB/s ...
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Microsoft Access database processing slow even over fast network

A Microsoft Access database file has about 20 MB size and total of 4000 records in few tables. Does not look like a big deal. However, why this database has 3-5 times longer processing times when it ...
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Speed up (not turn off) animations in windows 10?

Is there a way to increase the speed of all animations in Windows 10? I know you can disable it entirely through the System > Advanced Settings > Performance Settings > Visual Effects tab. ...
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USB streaming rate between 2 different PC's

I have 2 different PC's but the USB streaming rate on one is so much slower han the other. What could the reason be? Is the USB device gone bad? Is there anyway for me to check this?
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Primary and secondary router, wifi speed issue

I have problem with internet speed. I connected two routers into network. One as primary, other as secondary by LAN-LAN connection. Speed on computer in other room, which is 5 meters away is much ...
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Is my site to site VPN lag typical?

I've set up a site to site VPN between two locations that are roughly 15 miles apart. Each site has a single 35/5 TWC cable connection. There are no domain controllers. Clients are all Win7 or newer. ...
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VMWare Linux Ubuntu Gnome becoming increasingly slow

Some time ago I started to have speed problems in working with Qt/Qt Creator in Windows and after and unsuccesfull attempt to improve the situation, I decided to install and use a Linux Ubuntu virtual ...
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Running two instances of a program at once to increase output?

At work, I am running a private program which produces output which I edit afterwards. The output takes 1 hour to generate, and I have to generate 174 scenarios of this output, therefore 174 hours of ...
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How can I boost clipboard sync over RDP on my local network?

I have two computers on the same network, one of them has two monitors. On the one with two monitors I like to have RDP open on one monitor that is always connected to the other computer. Everything ...
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How to speed up NFS

I use an NFS server at home for streaming, e.g. for accessing from player. But when it comes to use as a mounted folder, it comes out that NFS (as well as samba) has awful side: it gets list of files ...
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Are Class 10 and UHS-1 SD cards really the same?

I'm seeing lots of cards advertised as being Class 10 and UHS-1 as if it's the same thing. Also, the "official" SDCard.org page says both Class 10 and UHS-1 have a minimum speed of 10 MB/s: https://...
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Gigabit NIC connecting with 100 Megabit

I recently upgraded my internet to a 200 Megabit connection, however, I seem to have some trouble with the NIC on my mainboard (Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Rev 1.1). For some reason Windows detects it as a ...
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Random state of high latency and slow speed on Wi-Fi adapters

Note: Specs at bottom of post. The Problem I have two wireless adapters available to me, both of them will randomly enter a state of high ping (300-900ms to the router and external servers as ...
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Are there consumer-oriented Intel motherboards supporting full 16x PCIe 3.0?

I know that many Xeon boards have supported PCIe 3.0 for 16x lane devices for several years now already. However, when I look at this list of Intel motherboard chipsets, I only see 16x PCIe 3.0 ...
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Does Firefox download faster when progress is displayed?

This may sound like superstition. But I observed for quite some time that when downloading a relatively large file with Firefox (as of 38.05), the reported download speed is higher when the progress ...
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On what factors does localhost speed depend?

I am setting up a server in my home. I am using AN1020-21 router for the purpose and my laptop as host. I will use a desktop later if everything goes smooth. I am using XAMPP latest version. When i ...
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Is it slower to load an embedded video rather than from its source?

It would make sense that a video that is embedded in a site (like if I were to post a YouTube video on this question or a blog post) would be slower to load because it has to be redirected from a ...
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NAS Download is slower than Upload

Is it normal that when i transfer a file from my pc to my Seagate Central (NAS) i have a transfer speed of 11mBps (which is normal according i have a 100mbps network card), but when i transfer a file ...
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calculate speed of transmission in binary system

File 8 GB was sent at the time of 5 hours. Calculate average speed of transmission in Mbps I know this way 8GB = 8192 MB 8192 MB = 65 536 Mb 5 h = 18 000 s 65 536 Mb / 18 000 s = 3,64 Mbps But ...
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New laptop's performance not very good. Is it defective or normal?

About a week ago I bought a new laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 15 5548. It has an i7-5500U CPU @ 2.4 GHz, and 16GB of RAM. It was about $1000. I don't game or do anything very strenuous to the ...
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Have to reboot router to make it work properly on specific devices

I have a Linksys router (WRT610N ver 2.0) that I never hard problem with in the last 2-3 years, until 2 days ago. Sometimes(often after a reboot or a wake up) my laptop wont connect at all, or connect ...
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Extreme speeds from a hard drive that shouldn't be this fast?

I have a Seagate 7200rpm drive and for some reason ATTO Disk Benchmark concludes that this drive is around 220 MB/s read and write. Isn't this unrealistic for a drive of this kind? ATTO displays the ...
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Network kBit/s drops to 0 intermittently

I am streaming live video to a server on my PC, now and again the video stream would freeze. When looking at the output from nload the network speed seems to drop to 0kBit/s for a second and then ...