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How do i increase the transfer rate of my western digital mybook external drive?

I have just purchased a Western Digital Mybook 1TB external drive. The problem is that the transfer speed seems to cap around 11 MB/sec. I have tested the drive with large and many small transfers using usb, firewire 400 and esata all of which result in the same low transfer rate. Is there anything i can do to fix this? I am using Windows Vista.
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or remove the drive from its chassis, and fit it internally.  That will confirm whether it's the external interface or not.  Of course, only do this if it doesn't void your warranty!
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Didn't have another machine with XP on it to try but i installed the hotfix "Windows6.0-KB931770-x86.msu" which has improved the transfer rates to about 30 MB/sec. Still seems real sluggish for sata.  It's probably Vista that is the problem to be honest.
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Well, I was afraid of that frankly. Can you get all the xp drivers for your board and upgrade back to xp for a couple of years until Vista is fixed
Forced accept.

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