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I am getting a external hard drive, how do I speed up the transfer rate.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jujubee3422, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. jujubee3422

    jujubee3422 Power Member

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    Yeah i recommend using sata. Its much faster. But it doesn't look like the one you have picked has a sata port.

    You can also get USD 3.0 if your motherboard has the port. it also flies, its really fast
     
  3. wrangler

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    A trick for USB drives on some OSes is to change the default type from "removable" to "non-removable", and/or enable write-caching. Speeds it up a lot - but make sure if you do this that you use the eject device option on your task bar before unplugging it.