Slow transfer speeds issue????

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  1. yusuo
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    So I have quite an old PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu, my laptop had died recently so I thought the logical thing to do was add the hard drive to the PC in the living room to give myself a bit of space amd also save some files, bad mistake.

    Since doing this my transfer speeds dont go above 1mb/s it was telling me it would take 14 hours to transfer 60gb. I looked around and tried a few things like disconnecting the sata and adding it via device manager when the PC had booted up but still the problem persists, i then tried to copy the files within Ubuntu which transfered the files within 15 mins at normal speed.

    This has obviouslt given me the conclusion that windows is telling it to go that slow for some reason and I can't for the life of me figure out why that would be, hence me coming here with you lovely people.

    The machine in question is old, its a 2.4ghz dual core pentium 3 with a 40gb ide hard drive and is primarily my download machine. The hard drive I added is a 250gb sata drive that was freshly formated to NTFS upon adding it to the computer. On top of this the entire read/write time on the entire PC is incredibly slow, even unraring something takes an abnormally long time

    Can anyone shed some light on this conundrum for me please
     
  2. yusuo
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    You all stoopid lol
     
  3. Lacius

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    If you want to receive help, it might be best not to insult everyone. Based on what you said, I would guess there's a program on Windows 7 (e.g. an antivirus) that is slowing down your transfer speeds.
     
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    I forgot
    Well I found a couple ideas after Googling a bit, but I suppose I'll just let you figure it out since you're an ungrateful git :)
     
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  5. yusuo
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    I was playing but apparently that was bad.
     
  6. Originality

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    It's bad to offend those you're asking help from. It's also bad to double-post in the same day (seen as needless "bumping" of the topic). Let those who may be able to help you have a chance to read it (in their respective time zones) and answer before you post again.

    For what it's worth, my ideas are virus scans and Windows indexing the drive. If there are system files on the drive, sometimes access rights and privileges get in the way of the indexing service causing slowdowns.