External hard drive transfering at only 1MB/minute?
Posted on 2004-11-22
I purchased a Western Diigital External Dual-Option USB Hard Drive (120 Gig) and am wanting to backup my C: drive to it. I have a 1.1 USB, and while I realize there is a huge difference between a 1.1 USB and a 2.0 USB, the transfer rate it is showing is 1MB/minute. Does that make sense? If that rate is correct, it means that it would take over 12 hours to transfer 700 MBs - the amount on a single CD.
Am I doing something wrong, or does this rate of 1MB/minute sound right?
I'm trying to back-up before I go out of town tomorrow, so this is extremely time-sensitive.
Many thanks for your help,