How to speed up a file transfer between two external hard drives?
October 21, 2009 1:11 PM Subscribe
Why is it that when I transfer files from an external hard drive to my laptop's hard drive via USB 2.0, the speeds are so much faster than transferring files from one external hard drive to another (5 mins vs. a few hours for 1.5 GB)? I think it might have to do with the fact that the external drives use different file systems (NTFS vs. FAT32). Is there any software that could speed things up?
posted by matkline to computers & internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite