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Old 12-02-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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USB external hard drive too slow


hi guys,

can you please help me how to speed up my USB external hard drive? it's very slow & annoying me a lot. when i try to transfer files or watch movies on the hard drive, mplayer is skipping.
is there something i can do to improve the external drive speed?

thanks a lot!

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Old 12-02-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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Is it USB 1.1 or 2?

If it's a USB 1.1 interface there's nothing you
can do, you won't get past the performance of
a single-speed CD-ROM. If the computer and
the drive case have a USB 2 interface you have
probably just loaded the wrong driver.

Cheers,
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Old 12-02-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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On the box says USB 1.1 & 2. so i guess the hard drive is supporting both standards. i guess my notebook supports them too, but i am not sure. how can i find out this?
also, i got the USB hard drive without any CD or drivers.

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Well, to find out what the notebok supports,
go to the manufacturers website and read
the specs ;) Or the manuals that came with
the machine.

Alternatively, you can do a
lspci -v
and bother the kernel developers who do
USB to tell you whether they know what
standard your chipset supports - I wouldn't
have a clue ;}



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