Slow USB Transfer rate

  1. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 x64

    Slow USB Transfer rate

    My lappie has USB3 ports. Or course I know the clock down to whatever device you attach. I have a 500G Seagate External rated at USB2. Meaning my transfers should be 480 megabits per second (mbps), or 60 megabytes per second (MBps), correct? So why am I getting half that speed if I am lucky. Not plugged into a USB hub or anything, straight into the port. IS there some setting I am missing? TIA guys
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  2. Posts : 2,764
    Windows 10 Home x64

    No. The device must be USB3 too. You are getting proper speeds.
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  3. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 x64
    Thread Starter

    Crap, Thought it clocked down to the device. Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 1,416
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 64 bit

    480 mbps is the MAX speed of a USB 2.0 buss and other factors like type of data and the speed of the HDD involved will not meet that speed.

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