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    Slow file transfer to USB stick issue acknowlegded

    The extended saga about Windows XP requiring an extraordinarily long time to write bundles of small files to USB removable drives may have come to an end. According to Microsoft, as of 6 July 2004, it is "Working As Designed". You may recall that this started with several contributors to the Compuserve PCHardware forum, including Judith Miner, Roy Longbottom and Dan Landiss, noticing that writing several small files to a USB flash RAM is multiple times slower than writing the same number of bytes in a single file. One might reasonably expect some slowdown, but the ratio is as much as 50:1. FAT32 is slower than FAT16, and the slowdown seemed to be proportional to drive capacity.

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    The conspiracy theorists of course would voice the opinion that the licensing fees on NTFS for M$ are the most, less for fat32 & none for fat & that explains it all

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    A-HA. I had noticed that some time ago and couldn't figure out why.
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    please help with opti firelink 82c861 usb drivers

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    Lesibam: note: piggybacking a new question into an existing thread just get's your question lost bro - start a new one next time kk?

    Anyway, read here:

    http://www.usbman.com/Guides/Properl..._HOST_cont.htm

    Have to scroll down a bit but interesting info.

    Then, for a possible driver hunt go:

    1) http://www.macosx.com/content/faq.ph...-Beige-G3.html, then

    2) http://www.keyspan.com/products/homepage-Serial.spml

    Having said and done all that, the Opti Co. doesn't provide support of any kind and maintain that drivers should already be in your system (W$).

    Also try here - maybe the guy at the email location has a copy.
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    I guess everybody should scan USB regularly to clean out virus which can slow down USB speed.
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    strangely I doubt that's what the problem is/was. I do find it amazing that so many people are willing say it was a "virus" that must be making things on their computer not work when it's something more technical or the users fault.
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    Nice share. The information was really helpful regarding the slow transfer of USB in Windows XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techbug157 View Post
    Nice share. The information was really helpful regarding the slow transfer of USB in Windows XP.
    So you tested this? Just curious because you went through about 7 tickets in rapid succession. Are you a bot? I think you're a bot.
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