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How to Speed up USB file transfer

Tip 1: Speed up computer

Your computer performance makes the huge impact on data transfer speed. Better RAM, better processor and virus free system always improves data transfer speed. Though you cannot improve your processor, you can upgrade your RAM and you can remove malware. Do remember while upgrading RAM, you must check RAM compatibility with your motherboard.

If you want to run your PC like a new one, you must continuously use Antivirus and PC Tuneup products. Instead of using two products, you can use one product which gives you two features.

Tip 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, the 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 sending all files at once, computer considers it as one file and it transfers with full speed.

Tip 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 the effect on data transfer speed.

Tip 4: Use single USB at  a time

Don’t use more than one USB at a time. Use only one USB and send only one file at a time.

Tip 5: Change removal policy

“Quick Removal” and “Better performance” are the two removal policies available for USB. By default Windows enables “Quick Removal” policy. In “Quick removal” policy, you can remove your pen drive when you want. You will not lose data, Even if you remove pen drive without clicking on “safely remove hardware and eject media”. But in “Better performance” policy you must remove USB safely otherwise there is a chance that you may lose data. If you enable “Better performance” policy, you may get better speed.

Tip 6: Use USB 3.0

You can buy USB 3.0 pen drive. Because the maximum speed of USB 2.0 is 60 MBps(MegaBytes per second) where maximum speed of USB 3.0 is 640 MBps.

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