How The Stuff Works?
FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR DATA TRANSFER RATE IN PENDRIVE/USB:
Before knowing the tricks, we shall have a look at some factors responsible for data transfer rate in Pendrive, and they are as follows.
1.Pen drive ageing: Well, this is common for any device that when it becomes old, the rates gets slower.
2.Type of files: The transfer rate of data also depends on the file type; you might have noticed that songs, videos and documents take very less time in transfer while application files need more time.
3.USB port version: The most popular version of USB is 2.0, and it will give you 35mbps speed. So, if you want fast speed then buy 2.0 version pen drives.
FEW TRICKS TO SPEEDUP PENDRIVE DATA TRANSFER RATE:
1.File system should be NTFS:
If you want to Speedup Pendrive , then make sure you have NTFS as file system. You can do so by Right clicking on your pendrive and selecting Format,Select NTFS File system, Uncheck Quick Format And Click On Start.
2) Transfer one file at a time:
You need to transfer one file at a time. If you transfer more than one file, you will get less speed. Remember, computer will not share speed equally, instead it will reduce the speed. If you want to send multiple files, select all the files and send at once. When send all files at once,computer considers it as one file and it transfers with full speed.3) Close all running programs:When you want to speed up usb file transfer, you need to close remaining running programs. When you run more programs, programs consumes computer resources like RAM and disk space. This will have effect on data transfer speed. You can close all running programs using Task Manager Ctrl+Alt+Del.
4) Use single usb at a time to boost data transfer rate in Pendrive
Don’t use more than one usb at a time. Use only one usb and send only one file at a time.
5) Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive by increasing Computer performance:
Your computer performance can makes huge impact on data transfer speed. Better RAM, better processor and virus free system always improves data transfer rate in pendrive . Though you cannot improve your processor, you can upgrade your RAM and you can remove viruses/malware using antivirus. Do remember while upgrading RAM, you must check RAM compatibility with your system mother board. You can also improve you computer speed without spending money i.e by running Disk Defragement program which is already installed in your desktop/laptop.
6) Upgrade your pendrive to Usb 3.0 to Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive:
You can buy usb 3.0 pen drive. Because maximum speed of usb 2.0 is 60 MBps(Mega Bytes per second) where maximum speed of usb 3.0 is 640 MBps.
7) Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive using Disk Errors:
To check disk errors go to the properties tab of your pen drive, then select ‘tools’ tab. You will find a ‘check now’ button, click it and then hit ‘start’ to fix the errors. The time taken for scan depends on the size of the pen drive.
8) Device policy:
Under properties of your pen drive, select ‘hardware’ tab. Then select USB device from there that will lead you to a pop up window where you need to change settings. You can even have better performance of pen drive by clicking the option under ‘hardware’ tab.
9) Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive by formatting it:
This is one of the effective options that many users have tried. When you have used your pen drive for quite a long time, you can speed it up by formatting the device. Carefully test your pen drive with the factors given above to boost data transfer rate in Pendrive. In addition to this, you should keep checking for these aspects regularly, say twice or thrice in a month.
10) Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive by using Software:
Using Tera Copy: TeraCopy is a very Powerful tool used by Millions of Users to Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive upto 2X Faster Copying speed which works by reducing the HDD Seek time operation by using Dynamically Adjusted Buffers.
Using Talent Copy V: Talent Copy V is another small yet Powerful tool Used to Boost data transfer rate in Pendrive by which the Computer or Laptop Copies the Files..It comes with a simple and Clean User Interface which makes it a lot easier to use for a newbie.Get upto 3 Times Faster Copying Speed than the Normal Speed.