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Windows server 2012 slow file copy to external USB drive

I just purchased a new Windows Server 2012 foundation server and now trying to backup the data from it to an external USB drive.

My old server (2003 SBS) could copy 30GB of data in about 4 hours.  This new server  (using the same external Hard Drive) took 7 hours and was only 30% completed.

What's going on here?
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Is it USB 2.0 or 3.0?

Are you sure you have it plugged into one of the high-speed USB ports?
sambec22Author Commented:
USB 2.0
Hmmm.. I'm doing some digging, but a few articles I've read online, other users have complained of slow USB transfers on Server 2012
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There's nothing special about USB on 2012 as far as I know, it has the same system files as win8 and from several experiences with win8 and from what I read, there are no speed problems to be expected.

You should try to use different usb cases or maybe even a USB thumb drive.
30% of 30 GB in 7 hours, that's less than 0.4 MB/s! Every USB thumb drive should get at least 2 MB/s even if the drive is from the stone age and all files are of very small size.

Also tell us how fast you can copy via network.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you may want to check that if it is a usb2.0 device that it is plugged into a usb 2.0 vice 3.0 port.
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