large data transfer via USB 2.0 is painfully slow
Posted on 2004-09-03
I have a server running Win2k Advanced server. It has 8 gb of RAM and 2 Pentium IV 3.06 mhz processors.
It is connected to our storage server via fibre channel. There is a 3.2 terabyte partition on our storage server dedicated for this server.
We have received 2+ terabytes of .jpg on external USB 2.0 hard drives. Each hard drive is 250GB of which most is used.
The server has USB 2.0 and I am using xcopy /E to move the data from the external hard to the dedicated partition via USB 2.0. The problem is, I kicked off the xcopy yesterday and as of now only 70 GB's have been transferred from one hard drive!
There are no errors in the event viewer. This is a serious problem since I have over 2 terabytes to transfer. That equates to 31 days of transfer time!