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Adding files from external HD is really slow (30min for 7,000 songs)

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Apr 17, 2007 6:02 PM
I have finally mangaged to add files to my laptop from my external HD (which by the way shift+loading itunes never worked for windows) but loading 7,000 songs takes about 30min. Is it because I don't have a high speed USB on my laptop? My USB from my 250gig external has a 2.0 USB. Could that be the reason?
Inspirion, Windows XP
  • liquidmice Calculating status...
    USB 2.0 is "high speed" USB (480 Mbps). If by chance you are using USB 1.1, then yes, file transfer is going to be dreadfully slow. I couldn't see any information about your PC in your profile but... if you are using USB 1.1 OR if you have an older hard drive (slow RPM and write speeds) you are going to bottleneck. You did mention that you have a laptop; laptops (even newer ones) often use slow drives (4200 RPM drives are common.) A NICE thing to do for read/write speeds is to upgrade your laptop's hard drive to a 7200 RPM drive. You can do that for around $100.00 via newegg.

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