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Old 01-12-2015, 02:16 PM
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One issue that comes up occasionally and did again--HUGE amounts of times for copying files to a microSD card or USB flash drive. I re-did the MP3 players on my microSD card, copying about 24G from an external hard drive to the 32G microSD, and it took an entire 3 hours--yes, 3 hours--to do that. That's ridiculous. What in the world takes so freaking long?

And yes, my computers have USB 2 and even USB 3 connections, and it STILL took that long. How can I speed this up--as in, to where it takes 3-5 minutes total? If that can't be done, why do we even have such things in the first place, because that's so slow as to be pretty much useless.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:40 PM
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You may try " teracopy" windows software, it makes the file transfer more faster , and it's better to copy one folder after the other if you have several folders.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:02 PM
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Lots of variables involved here.

You say you have USB 2 and 3 connectors, but what speed are the devices plugged in? Is the external HDD USB 2 or 3?

How are you accessing the Micro SD (USB adapter, built in reader, etc), and what speed is that connection.

What is the class rating on the Micro SD card (number in a circle). Cheap SD cards are generally a lower class card, and have very low read and write speeds.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:26 PM
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It takes much longer to transfer many smaller files than one large file especially if the files are fragmented, all over the place on the disk etc.

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