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Copying files speeds between hard disk and flash drives.


manrow

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I frequently quickly transfer digital images between my laptop and an external hard drive.

Having recently bought a 64Gb flash drive I attempted to transfer just 11Gb of digital images to that drive, which took over an hour. Is that to be expected that copying to flash drives is so slow?

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northumbria61

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It can take that long depending on the flash drive itself - make,quality,price you pay all comes into it - some are fast and some are slow.

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northumbria61

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Also a bit of information for you here enter link description here

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northumbria61

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OR if you have files larger than 4GB to copy then you could format your USB flash drive to NTFS - see here

You mentioned 11GB in total which is quite a bit - larger files copy quicker - it's the small files that take up the amount of time.

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