Monday, September 8, 2008

Boost your USB/ Pendrive Speed/Increase the Speed of your Pendrive / USB

You may have noticed slow copy speeds with some pen drives. Here is a trick which help in increasing the speed or giving a speed boost to your pendrive.

  • Plug in your USB Drive.
  • Then Open My Computer> right-click on your USB Drive >click Properties.
  • Select your USB drive Under Hardwares and choose Properties.
  • You will see a dialog box saying " Optimize for quick removal".This option is selected by default.
  • Select "Optimize for Performance"option.
  • Now, remove USB drive and plug it again.
  • Copy some files from the drive to your system or vice-versa. You can notice the speed increase.

This trick may some times create write errors.But it will come in handy while copying files larger than a size of 1GB.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! :)

August 27, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I has already discovered this technique.
So, I am not glad after coming at this page.

But, if you can tell me, please tell how allocation unit size adjustment can help enhance speed.
-Ajay Raghav

November 12, 2009 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Amal said...

@Ajay Raghav
I am Glad to help you.
Cluster is an allocation unit. If you create file lets say 1 byte in size, at least one cluster should be allocated on FAT file system. On NTFS if file is small enough, it can be stored in MFT record itself without using additional clusters. When file grows beyond the cluster boundary, another cluster is allocated. It means that the bigger the cluster size, the more disk space is wasted, however, the performance is better.
So if you dont care about the space usage allocate more cluster size and thats = more performance and if you have a small hdd with less storage space consider the cluster size for saving space.
Hope you got it.

November 13, 2009 at 6:32 AM  

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