New Quad Core computer...slow data transfer!

  cheerup347 00:41 15 Sep 09


I have a new 2.6hz quad core PC. but the data trasnfer from/to memory sticks and between hard drive is quite slow!

It has 2gb of RAM but I expected much quicker trasnfer speeds given the processor speed.

Any idea what could be causing this?

  User-312386 00:48 15 Sep 09

are you running vista by any chance? You need a different data transfer application. Google it and you will find some nice data applications

  OTT_Buzzard 01:11 15 Sep 09

The processor speed is very little (if virtually nothing) to do with the transfer rate between USB & hard drive. It's more related to the South Bridge chipset, your USB device specs and your hard drive spec.

  sunnystaines 14:22 15 Sep 09

I have 2.6 quad and its very fast, have looked in task manager to check whats running.

  scotty 14:32 15 Sep 09

I would go with madboy33©®'s guess. I was surprised at how slowly Vista was able to copy. Microsoft did make an attempt to improve matters with a service pack. Do you have all the updates?

Another possibility is that your memory stick is slow. There is a huge disparity particularly in the write speeds of flash memory.

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