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Hard-drive transfer speed issue

Q: Hard-drive transfer speed issue

Hello everyone,

This is an issue mainly with my hard-drive and not Windows 8. I attached an image to help resolve this problem. Whenever the 'Data transfer rate' reaches 100% I get huge performance issues. This happens whenever I deal with a few running programs that are accessing and writing data.

The speed transfer of this HD is about 3Gbits I think and is interfaced with SATA. Does this mean I have to buy a new HD with larger transfer rate or am I missing something?

I used to run Windows 7 but switched to 8 and with the new task manager I 'managed' to notice the performance with my HD.

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This is an issue mainly with my hard-drive and not Windows 8. I attached an image to help resolve this problem. Whenever the 'Data transfer rate' reaches 100% I get huge performance issues. This happens whenever I deal with a few running programs that are accessing and writing data.

The speed transfer of this HD is about 3Gbits I think and is interfaced with SATA. Does this mean I have to buy a new HD with larger transfer rate or am I missing something?

I used to run Windows 7 but switched to 8 and with the new task manager I 'managed' to notice the performance with my HD.

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A:Kb speed Hard drive transfer

install drive support from WD, driver boost just does basic drivers nothing "professional" like from WD direct
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A:Slow Transfer Speed hard drive

Do you have the latest drivers for your chipset? Is hard disk DMA enabled?
Windows falls back to PIO mode when DMA is not available (disabled) or too many errors occur (bad cable, bad controller, bad drive).
Uninstall IDE ATA controller from device manager, reboot , then install the newest IDE controller from the motherboard manufacturer.
I believe Seagate has good customer service so they can be also be contacted, if required.
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A:Network hard drive transfer speed

if you plug the PC into the router with a cable - what sort of speeds do you get ?
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A:External Hard Drive's transfer speed slowed down.

The best way to find out if the drive is the problem is to try it on another machine.
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Is there some settings I could try to speed things up?

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A:Extremely slow transfer speed to external hard drive

If you right click the drive in Device Manager and look through the Properties you may see an option to either treat the drive as removable or permanent. Removable supposedly you can unplug without ejecting. But it is slow. Permanent supposedly enables write caching. Likely it was set to permanent before.

If nothing seems apropos you can try the old trick of deleting the drivers and rebooting. Plug and play will install the same drivers that were there but will do it "right" somehow. I have seen a lot of problems disappear just by doing this on a particular device. That is why support does it. Anecdotal success rate seems to me around 50%.
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I have tried:

- updating the drivers for the firewire card
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- Optimizing the drive for 'better performance' as opposed to 'speedy removal' in the drive's properties.

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A:Extremely slow transfer speed from external hard drive

The best option if the external HD offers an eSata port would be to plug the drive in by either an eSata port provided with the case you or by an addon eSata card. Even when backing things up on a drive in a usb enclosure like seeing a full system image made the data transfer rate slows to a crawl.

One example for that was an image made from a 7 laptop to the drive in the external enclosure taking some 3hrs. to finish from a 120gb drive with hardly anything on it and comparing that to an image totally 497gb made to another internal drive on the desktop here only taking about 35min.!

Unfortunately the only other option would be removing the drive from the self contained external casing it came in to install internally like I did with one WD Essentials 500gb model during the beta and RC testing of 7 simply to add in an extra drive. Otherwise you have to suffer with what the firewire bus will allow.

Of course if it did have an eSata port you could also open the side cover on the case while powered down long enough to plug the drive into a port on the board long enough to see everything copied over which would be faster but just a little awkward. Then you would be using the onboard sata controllers.
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A:Hard Drive Transfer Issue

Just out of curiosity, have you tried to delete all of the drivers, then try to reinstall them again?

I do not know which driver is causing your specific issue, but if you can find out which one it is, you may be able to reinstall it later.

I do not know what type of Windows Vista disk the OS originally came from, but you may be able to install Windows Vista again as an upgrade rather then a full clean install.

If that option is available to you, the upgrade will save the contents of all the directories, but will repair the Windows related installation and any corrupted files.

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A:Speed Issue W/ New Hard Drive

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A:Hard Disk transfer speed getting down

Try a defrag. Your HDD may be fragmented.
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A:Transfer speed between two external hard drives is 4MB/s :(

What kinda files? Lots of small files don't do well.
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A:Slow transfer speed to external USB Hard disk?

For normal external USB 2 HDD I might expect ~30MB/s for a sequential file transfer.
What type of USB HDD are you using?

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Running the test on another HDD as well would be useful if you can get your hands on one. Might indicate a drive specific issue.
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Who would want their external drives to slow down? Me, that's

Besides apps like BurstCopy that attempt to maximize data
transfer speed, are there any apps that can set the speed,
usually in Mbps, to any number you want?

XP and eSATA drives are like oil and water. They don't mix!
You can tweak the hell out of the system, it doesn't matter.
XP was developed before these super fast drives. Vista fixed
the problem by using dynamic virtual memory management.

If you want to read about how XP uses static paged pool and
paged table entries (PTEs) just Google the topic. Compare
XP to Vista in this area and you'll begin to understand the

Please, no more tweaks or registry hacks. If there is an
app that allows you to set the data transfer speed, direct
me to the link or site.

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A:Processor speed vs hard drive speed

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A:[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

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A:Transfer data from Hard Drive to Hard Drive

You cannot simply put the hard drive with XP on it in the new system to have the new system running XP either from the old drive or by transferring to the new drive. It just does not work like that
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A:Can you transfer contents of C: drive to another hard drive easily?

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A:Hard Drive Transfer

Have you considered doing a repair of your Xp installation?
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A:hard drive transfer

When you install the second drive, you will have to make sure you set the jumpers ok. Also, the programs you have installed will need to be re-installed on the new XP Home PC. Also, you can not run the XP Pro OS on the new PC because the MS licensing will not allow you to run it. You also LEGALLY can not run the 98 on the new PC. Your documents, such as non DRM music files and the like should work fine.

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A:hard drive transfer

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Generally you dont.

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A:Hard drive transfer?

Hello Enisa, and welcome to BC!
I will answer your queries in order:
You said:

are there things on my hard drive that need to be transferred other than the OS

Yes there are.
In order to fully answer your question, I must know something: do you have a System Installation disc from your computer manufacturer that came with your computer when you purchased it, or do you have a full, retail CD of Windows 7 from Microsoft? IF you have a retail copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft, do you also have a CD from the computer manufacturer labeled as "system disk", "restore disk" or somesuch title? This is very important because it will determine what we do next.
Also, please post the manufacturer and model of your computer.

And if i do get a new hard drive will i be able to install my windows 7 copy on it when i have already installed it on my hard drive im using now?

Yes. As long as you do not change the motherboard in the computer you will have no problems.

Sorry if these are silly questions

There are no silly questions here. Life is very big; nobody can be expected to be an expert on every problem that arises and nobody is laughing at you. We are here to help folks don't have the time to get A+ certified in computer repair. If we didn't want to help we would not be here.
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Maybe one of your drives is badly fragmented? Or maybe you don't have the right drivers installed? Or maybe DMA is off?
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A:Transfer hard drive.

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A:Hard Drive Transfer

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A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

Quote: Originally Posted by zyton777

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A:Hard Drive All Files Transfer

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This might help.

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A:How to transfer files to new hard drive?

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Thanks, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

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A:transfer files from old hard drive?

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A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

Use a disk imaging software. The free program I use is called driveimage XML. Google for it and you can find out where to download it, how to use it, etc. Or you can go with a paid option like Acronis Trueimage.
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A:External Hard Drive transfer


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I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you


A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)
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Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
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some new harddrives come with the software to transfer. or you can go to the harddrives manufacturers website and download it. Usually a guide comes with it.
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A:Complete Hard Drive Transfer

u can go to the manufacturer of the hard drive u are talking about and they will have a test software that will test the hard drive, if it says it is bad u can bet it is and it needs to be replaced, I do not know the name of any of these programs but I do know Maxtor has one that is suppose to work on any brand of hard drive. the better would be to get the one from the manufacture of u're hdd.
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A:Easy Transfer, from ext hard drive

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A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

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A:Hard drive transfer speeds?

Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv

Why am I getting such slow speeds. I made a second partition on my main drive and looking to transfer my DATA there, because its getting larger than I expected.

Should it be this slow when transfer files within the same disk just one partition to another.

Drive info: Seagate 1TB 7200.11

Data transfers between two partitions on the same drive will be a slower than transfering data between physically different drives.

This is a side effect of having the read/write heads having to read data, move to another part of the disk to perform the write, then move back again to read more data, and so on.

If transferring data between physically different drives, the drives heads can remain in the relative same position while the other drive performs a write operation. The heads will not need to move far (if at all) in order to continue reading data.

I hope I've explained it good enough for you. But to summarise: Multiple partitions on the same drive cause read/writes heads to do more work...
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A:how do i transfer windows 7 from one hard drive to another?

Use disc imaging software to either clone the drive or simply create an image and restore it to the new drive. Acronis True Image is the best of breed disc imaging software, Macrium Reflect is the best free alternative.