A pen drive is a portable USB flash memory device that helps to transfer data from one computer to another one. Many users after few days of usage complain about the copying speed ( USB data transfer rate is very slow )while transferring files from computer to pen drive and vice-versa. Have you ever tried copying files from your PC to USB, or vice versa? Well, of course you have. Have you ever experienced annoyingly slow data transfer rate ? Here are some tips to increase your USB flash drive data copying or transferring speed.
What is USB Data Transfer Speed?
USB Data Transfer speed refers to the amount of data carried through the USB in a second. The amount always is measured by KB, MB or GB for blazing fast USB. There are 3 types of USB ports, USB 1.0 (older and very slow), USB 2.0 (used almost on all computers) and USB 3.0 (the newer and fastest one, can reach 1GB per second)
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Why the USB Transfer Speed Matters?
When copying a file to your pendrive, that file has a size and the pendrive has a transfer speed. And you’ll be waiting for that file to complete transferring if the file size is too big or the data transfer is too slow. This Data Transfer Matters on File Size, USB Version (1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 ) and The Drive File system. Data Transfer Rate also depends on Locations of Files. If you want to transfer a bunch of files to Same Drive or another Folder then it will get Transferred very Fast. But if You want to Transfer Files from one Drive to another then it will Take some Time Comparatively Likewise in Pendrive.
When You buy a New Pendrive it works Fast but as it gets older, But after some days The Data Transfer Rate Starts Decreasing. Data Transfer Rate Depends on Types of Files You are Transferring. Songs, Docs, Videos May get Transferred very Quickly. USB Port Version 2.0 is Most popular and the computers which are manufactured after year 2000 Have 2.0 Usb port Version. This version of USB port give you the Speed of 35mbps (Theortically)
Tips To Speed Up USB Data Transfer Rate
If you are alos looking for optimize your USB drive Data transfer rate, Here we have some tips to speedup your pendrive data copying faster. We will Change The File System To NTFS of your pendrive and Also We will Change the Device Policy in order To Speedup your Pendrive. Follow Below Steps
Change The File System FAT32 To NTFS of USB Drive
Formatting the USB drive with NTFS file system is the best and mostly working Trick to optimize your USB drive. We Are Changing The File system to NTFS Because FAT 32 Can not Handle Large amount of data. Here fallow bellow steps to format USB drive with NTFS file system.
Note : This Steps Delete you Data on USB Drive, Its recommended to Backup or copy your data to Local Drive.
Now First Plugin your USB drive, Click on This PC and select your USB drive letter. Right click on your pendrive and select Format Then,Select NTFS File system, Uncheck Quick Format And Click On Start.
Note : Formatting will delete all your data. Backup all your data before formatting.
After Formatting Your Pendrive and Converting it To NTFS file System.
Change the Device Policy
Making change on Device policy tricks also make much faster data transfer.
Note : Understand That After Changing the Device Policy , Your Data Transfer Speed Will Increase But Make Sure You Click on ” Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” Before Removing Your Pendrive.
Plug in your USB or external hard drive to your Windows computer. Open This PC folder, right-click on the device which you want to make faster, and select Properties.