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The truth about USB 3.0

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ilgoldman, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ilgoldman New Member

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    At the risk of acting overly stupid, What is Terracopy?
     
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    You can ignore that, its just a software to manage your transfers. Windows usually handle the transfers well enough for you to ignore using 3rd party software.
     
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    and that's TeraCopy with one "r" :p It's used to copy terabytes of data, not continents on Earth *gg*
     
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    Speak for yourself :p Maybe on windows 7 it has no significant difference but on xp there is a lot off difference.
     
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    aye, used in back on XP too but 7 seems to handle filecopy quite well... wondrous...
     
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    Don't forget that you're only running as fast as the external HDD can run. If it's only a 2.5" HDD (laptop HDD) inside the enclosure, then it will be slow.

    What is the make/model of your external HDD?
     
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    If you are still using XP you are doing it wrong :p
     
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    Tell that to my 3 year old netbook :p
     
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    TeraCopy

    TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention. TeraCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Ok, I will. Because my 3 year old netbook(bought in Sep 2008) runs Win7 better than it ever ran XP. And I'm guessing spec wise it is identical to yours, because they all were back then...
     
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    Sweet! Gonna test it ASAP.

    Edit:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/73887/battle-of-the-file-copiers-windows-teracopy-and-supercopier/

     
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    Ok haven't read this entire thread to be perfectly honest, but..

    To the person who was testing speed on a USB flash device.. most of flash memory devices, even if they'r usb 3.0.. are not going to max usb 3.0 speeds. The flash memory in those cards just doesn't physically support those rates.. they're not like speeds of solid state drives.

    In general about usb 3.0.. Results often vary. I've seen 40mb read up to 120mb read on my 3tb hd. Sometimes the write is down to 12, but that's usually when I'm unraring from internal HD to external (so the unrar process time is not allowing transfer rate to go any higher.. since it's not unraring more than 12mb/sec).

    Anywho, one thing that increased my speeds was going into the settings and turning on write cache (the option that disables your ability to just 'unpug' the usb device). If the device is going to be permanently installed, I recommend enabling that option.

    Good luck!

    Side Note - Dell is a pretty stand-up company. I wouldn't jump right to a conclusion that they're trying to pull the wool over our eyes. The fact that the OP is coming here for help about this confirms their misunderstanding about USB 3.0, so I'd give Dell the benefit of the doubt here (same goes for the poster who commented about read speeds from a USB flash drive).
     

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