How to Make a Slow USB Flash Drive Faster?
tcx2018 -You must have experienced annoyingly slow data transfer rates.
In this post, you will witness hidden tricks that have proven to produce magnanimous results.
Now, let's get down to business.
1. Change Device Policy
Change the drive's settings to boost its performance, literally:
Plugin your pen drive
Locate your pen drive and right-click it to choose Properties
Select Hardware tab
Highlight your drive
Click Properties button
Under General tab, click Change settings
Access Policies tab
Select Better performance and choose OK
Making this change enables write caching in Windows that noticeably enhances data transfer rates. However, it should be noted that using this option requires you to Eject USB Mass Storage before you unplug the gadget.
2. Convert FAT32 Drive to NTFS Format
NTFS file system has vast improvements over the FAT32 format. Generally speaking, it has enhanced access speed owing to the smaller number of instructions required to read/write data, fault tolerance capabilities because of its automatic recovery features, and many others like file encryption and security, and larger data handling abilities.
To convert your USB drive to the NTFS type, follow these steps:
Note: you will lose all contained data. Ensure you keep its backup in some other drive
Plugin flash drive
From Computer Window, right click the device
Click the dropdown menu under File system and set NTFS
Uncheck Quick Format
3. Update USB Drivers
Drivers hold the key to operating your devices. Developers regularly release new updates that are generally more advanced and much more capable to handle device functions. Make sure you ride your unit on the latest advancement by ensuring the following procedure:
Search device manager on the Start Screen
Select Settings and press Enter
Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers
Right-click each component and click Update Driver Software
Follow the on-screen instructions to install any available updates
The methods described in this script are proven procedures to boost memory storage performances. However, if you are looking for greater advancements, acquire a faster USB drive (preferably USB 3.0). In addition, maintain a 'clean' PC with absolutely no viruses/malware, and also limit CPU activity while performing the transfer. Both these activities will ensure maximum attention provided to the undergoing task.