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why is my external HD so slow?

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    why is my external HD so slow?


    i have two external HDDs, one seagate and one acer. i back up my computer to the seagate, and back up my seagate to the acer. the acer i back up only every few months because i keep that in a seperate room in case the seagate and the computer get stolen or something ::knockonwood::.

    im trying toback up my seagate with the acer but its copying at speeds of around 40-180 kb/s!! that'll take DAYS.

    im on windows 8 (problem persisted on my windows 7 machine so its not a win8 issue), i7 2.4ghz, 16 gigs of ram, SSD primary drive.

    btw, on windows 8 it wont let me optimize the external HDDs to force me to safely remove every time for some reason

    the acer has ben error checked (its fine) and defragged

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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8


    how do i change the removal policy, it doesnt have an option for it on the device properties - is this even relevant?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

why is my external HD so slow?
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