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Old 07-31-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hey I have a question about my USB flash drive 2gb, the thing is I transfer video files from my desktop to my laptop. I use my USB flash drive. But when i load my Videos on my USB flash drive from my desktop. they take about 3-5 min. But when I un-load them from my USB flash drive onto my laptop it only takes about 30 seconds. how come?
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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what are the specs on your desktop compared to your laptop and becuase hard drives use ntfs usually and flash drives use fat file systems
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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Chances are, your flash drive uses MLC (multi-layered Cell) NAND Flash which requires that all the data on the flash drive be re-written when it writes new data. So the write speeds are slower than read speeds.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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ahhh so its nothing that I can do about it. besides buy a better flash-drive? or what? I thought it was something with my desktop, that maybe i could install something to make it go faster. btw my comp specs are in my sig.
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Old 07-31-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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You shoul shorten your sig i got a profile infraction for having mine more than 5 lines
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http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=60776

I do not mean to sound rude. Rules say maximum of 5 lines.
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ahh ok thanks guys. but now back to the flash-drive question.
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You could buy a new one, but you probably won't see a large difference. Are your USB ports 2.0?
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uhm I think so, how can I check?
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http://www.usbman.com/Guides/checking_for_usb_2.htm
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