HDD to HDD transfer speed.

Discussion in 'Technology' started by lIghty, 13 May 2011.

  1. lIghty

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    Hi All

    I'm needing to transfer about 2 TB from 1 SATA HDD to another SATA HDD.

    Both drives are in external cases (one is a media player), connected to my laptop via USB2.

    I'm currently getting a transfer rate of about 12-14MB/s. Is there any way of speeding this up?

    I have enabled the "write caching in windows" to try speed it up, increased the virtual mem to 4000-7000MB, and set for "performance", but this hasn't helped.

    Are there any tricks of the trade?
     
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  3. mariusmeyer

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    Sorry to say but no. Not now. Only way to get it faster is to remove both drives and attach to the computer via SATA cables and then copy. Speed is also dependent on the RPM and cache ratings of the 2 drives.
     
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    Stop playing with this and go test my water:tt2: ... Sorry bud no matter what we tried when transferring video surveillance drives the speed varies ... Alot is dependent as well as how much of cache memory is available on the drives it selves as this is used for the "buffered" part while its reading and writing ... besides learn to be patient ...... remember there's no way to speed up a lIghties lIghty! He/She will move at their own pace ... Go massage your better halves feet or something in the meantime .....
     
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    Ditto:thumbup:
     
  6. spentacle

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    Download software called burst copy. It maximizes the transfer speed of the hard drive.
     
  7. Xereo

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    I use tera-copy ... But would of removed the hard drives and used sata cables
     
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    I 2nd Tera Copy !! and 2TB will take about 12 hours or more coping at that speed.. Copied 700 gigs last week at 17 -- 20MBs and took 7 hours....
     
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    Thnaks for the replies!

    Can these programs be use with the drives over USB, as I can't connect to a SATA as its a laptop.

    Will check your water now Chika, been off work with flu and only collected it this afternoon.
     
  10. Xereo

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    Tera Copy is your best bet, as it comes with a good resume function and transfer rates.
    You will just be limited by your usb speeds. just be prepared for a long wait :)
     
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    Would I achieve better than 12-14MB/s?
     
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    If your laptop has a firewire port then the transfer will be faster .
     
  13. Xereo

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    By all rights the program should speed up the copying
     
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    Thanx bud ... got PM ... Any suggestions to rectify ....
     
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    No Firewire :(

    Thx, downloaded it, running at about 18MB/s now, THANKS guys!:thumbup:
     
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    Always Glad to be of help :)

    <- Thank me hehehe
     
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