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USB 3.0 transfer speed SLOW

#1alwekyPosted 8/21/2014 8:32:54 PM
wtf, im copying a 7GB Steam Backup which contains like 21 files and I get an average of 5-7 MB/s... SHouldn't I be getting like 50-100 MB/s ?
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#2Lemur_HPosted 8/21/2014 8:33:42 PM
Are both devices 3.0?
#3returnofbeansPosted 8/21/2014 8:33:56 PM
is the port usb 3.0

AND the thing your transfering it into ALSO usb 3.0?
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#4PraetorXynPosted 8/21/2014 8:35:51 PM
If the thing you're transferring to is a mechanical hard drive (most externals) it will be slow.

If you really want to utilize the speed you need a USB 3 thumb drive like the Lexar JumpDrive Triton (138 MB/s) or Kingston HyperX (150+ MB/s)
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#5alweky(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 8:37:06 PM
It's a DataTravler G3 100 16GB which has a blue marking on the connector and it is connected to a blue USB port. So im pretty sure im doing that right
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#6alweky(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2014 8:38:12 PM
Also it's from the SSD on the laptop
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#7ZalteraPosted 8/21/2014 9:14:34 PM
Did you expect an SSD on a stick for $9?
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#8animanganimePosted 8/21/2014 9:30:04 PM
USB 3.0 is just an interface and it can not transfer information faster than the read and write speed of the slowest component in the process
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#9AsucaHayashiPosted 8/21/2014 9:32:25 PM
i find it more worrying that there still isn't a solution for transfer corruption potentially killing your HDD... eg. like if power goes out or something while transferring.
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#10GTRagnarokPosted 8/22/2014 12:09:57 AM
alweky posted...
It's a DataTravler G3 100 16GB which has a blue marking on the connector and it is connected to a blue USB port. So im pretty sure im doing that right

When buying flash drives, you need to look for their rated speeds or preferably real speeds from user reviews. The DataTraveler 100 G3 is rated at 40MB/s reads and 10MB/s writes. That's within USB 2.0 spec, so USB 3.0 on that drive is pretty much useless.....For a really fast drive, my recommendation would be the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0. I get 180MB/s+ writes to it with large files.
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