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#16 Javik

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 14:56

If it's also happening in the xbox that suggests the issue is with the drive, not your computer.


#17 cybertimber2008

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 15:07

Sounds like something on the flash drive is failing if it's happening on two computers.
Save your data while you can.

That said, what format is the drive and what is the computer OS? I found out the hard way that underpowered linux computers (eg: pogoplug) and NTFS basically doesn't work (really slow copy) but formatting to fat32 fixed it.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 15:55

^ since his file is over 4GB, fat32 kind of not an option.

As to normal or not - so you doing a 5.5GB file copy via usb. in 15 minutes - this works out to a bit over 6MBps. Not great, but not all usb are created equal. Can you grab a speed benchmark test for read/write on the usb. What does that show. http://www.makeuseof...-drive-windows/

Not sure what an xbox does for usb, but on windows is it set for performance or removal?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 16:24

double post? odd?

#20 Kai Y

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 18:53

As to normal or not - so you doing a 5.5GB file copy via usb. in 15 minutes - this works out to a bit over 6MBps. Not great, but not all usb are created equal.


6MB/s seems quite normal for a the write speed of a cheap USB drive. If it was an SD card, it would meet class 6 specs - and the cheap SD cards now are still class 4.

#21 ccoltmanm

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:22

I've had this similar issue. It is related to formatting the disk as a NTFS. Also an 8 gig. I never found a solution.

#22 TEX4S

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:24

OP mentioned it was a "Microsoft" drive - which means it was a re-branded el cheapo - 6MB/sec - completely believable.

Here is what your options are:
1.) Throw it away, spend $25 get a new 16GB flash drive (just dont buy Sandisk)
2.) Throw it away and stop fretting over a freebie drive
3.) Throw it away and spend some money to get a real flash drive
4.) Throw it away, spend some money and slap a USB3.0 drive on there and get a Corsair VoyagerGT 3.0 and watch 80MB/sec speeds
5.) Throw it away

See what Im getting at ? Its simply not worth the time or aggravation - it was probably free to begin with.

1 last idea - since it still works somewhat - throw some pics on there which you would like to back up & toss the drive in a sock drawer or a safe if you have one - it still serves a meaningful purpose and you aren't wasting time and energy on something pathetic.
Unless of course you're only 12 and live in a 3rd world banana republic

#23 Blueclub

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:13

Reviving the thread to add, I was having the same problem, this (KB976972) solved it

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 20:23

Is the OP's problem fixed? I was wondering if maybe it was a driver issue with your mobo's USB.