VERY slow transfer of photo from SD card to hard drive


  1. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #1

    VERY slow transfer of photo from SD card to hard drive


    I am in the process of transferring/downloading photos from my SD card (all UHSII fast cards, mostly 300 mb/sec cards) to my hard drive. Some are Sandisk extreme pro and some are Delkin Black SD cards. Most are 128GB cards (a few 64GB). I have two different (new) SD card readers made by Delkin devices (and I have tried the internal SD card reader). The transfer starts out fast but then it slows down drastically (to 5mb/sec) and stays down (which means each card takes HOURS for the ~6000 photos on each card to download).

    My husband and the same computer, purchased on the same day, and his transfers are much faster than mine. Same camera/SD cards/computer/card reader.

    I typically use downloader pro for transferring but have also tried Adobe Bridge. I have searched and searched and tried many of the suggested fixes but none of them have worked for me and the transfer is soooo slow. I also tried turning off the internet and disabling norton. I have tried different readers and different USB ports (used to use a hub but now using the USBs on the front of the computer).

    At this rate it will take me days to download the cards from my recent trip. I have tried downloading to internal SSD drive, external SSD drive and external Western digital hard drive.

    My computer is Dell (64GB RAM) running windows 10.
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 3096 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processor(s)
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  2. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #2

    Hi and welcome to Windows Ten Forums!

    Go to the DELL website and search by your Service Tag for the Drivers and Downloads section.
    See if there is a BIOS update and any Driver updates for your system.

    It should not be anywhere near that slow IMHO.

    However, there are other considerations. See this:

    LPS | Why are your SD card transfers slow?

    Hope this helps.

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  3. Posts : 15,502
    Windows10
       #3

    The algorithms used by Windows copy are incredibly inefficient when lots of files. Try using Robocopy with multiple threading parameter set, or Fastcopy.
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  4. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #4

    cereberus said:
    The algorithms used by Windows copy are incredibly inefficient when lots of files. Try using Robocopy with multiple threading parameter set, or Fastcopy.
    I used Fastcopy, with only a slight difference. Still too slow.

    FWIW.

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  5. Posts : 15,502
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       #5

    Compumind said:
    I used Fastcopy, with only a slight difference. Still too slow.

    FWIW.

    Try RoboCopy with multiple threading.

    also, try imaging backup of sd card.
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  6. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #6

    Hello @lymphocyte,
    Welcome to TenForums.

    Have you looked into or considered XCopy, RoboCopy, TeraCopy, or even CMD Prompt? These have served people well in the past.

    Here are just a few links that you might find informative and useful . . .



    > XCopy - DocsMicrosoft
    > XCopy - TechRepublic
    > XCopy - SS64



    > RoboCopy - DocsMicrosoft
    > RoboCopy - TechRepublic
    > RoboCopy - SS64

    NOTE:- To view RoboCopy Commands in a CMD Prompt, type robocopy /? and press Enter.

    To output the Commands to a .txt file, type robocopy /? > %UserProfile%\Desktop\RoboCopy.txt. Obviously change the output Path to your own.



    > TeraCopy - CodeSector
    > TeraCopy - Copying and Verifying Files - CodeSector

    I have NOT personally used TeraCopy.



    > CMD Prompt - Copy - DocsMicrosoft
    > CMD Prompt - How to Copy Files in CMD Prompt - WikiHow



    I hope this helps.
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  7. Posts : 6,397
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #7

    Have seen many fake cards. Did you try your SD card on your husband computer?
    Open device manager. Is there any yellow alerts of missing drivers?
    Is your computer drive healthy? Do a check disk.
    Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    chkdsk c: /f
    It will say your disk is in use and ask if you want to schedule to next start = yes
    Restart
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  8. Posts : 17,013
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Megahertz said:
    ...
    Luiz,

    Well done on getting your second star.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Denis [ @Try3 ],

    Where has your Guru badge gone ?
    Your Try3 has also turned Yellow !
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  10. Posts : 5,024
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #10

    @lymphocyte -

    Can't you transfer files directly from your device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

    Just a thought....

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