7 Quick Tips to Improve USB Speed to Transfer Data

It is really annoying if you have to wait so long looking right for your Windows PC screen as the data is still transferring between your PC and USB drive.

There are so many factors by which the transferring speed decreases. But you can easily improve the transferring speed of data between USB and your PC. Follow some steps to improve USB speed.

Here we will discuss all the possible factor which may decrease transfer efficiency and the tips to improve this.

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Why file transferring speed becomes slow?

As discussed above, there are so many factors which slow down the transferring speed. With time everything loses its efficiency and the same is the case with USB and your PC.

Moreover, your computer may have less storage by which the processing of current work may slow down. Don’t worry, we will solve all the major problems.

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Tips to Improve USB Speed to Transfer Data

  1. Clean out Junk from your PC

In my research, I found that unnecessary memory occupied by junk files is the main factor of slow transferring data between your PC and USB drive.

I recommend you to clean all the junk files, cache data, temporary files from your PC. It may be noted that these junk files consumes several GBs of data which just goes to vain.

You can easily clean out the junk from your system. MacPaw CleanMyMac (Use Coupon Code – 4EDUCATION) and CleanMyPC are the best tools to clean junk from your system.

Once you clean up all the junk your system performance and transferring data will definitely change.

Related: 2 best ways to remove junk files from PC

2. Improve PC speed

For better efficiency of transferring data between your PC and USB drive, you need to improve PC speed. Above method also improves your system speed but here I recommend you to use a PC tune-up tool. PC tune-up tools are very efficient and drastically improves PC performance. Use BullGuard (discounted link), Panda Security to tune up your PC.

For better efficiency of transferring data between your PC and USB drive, you need to improve PC speed. Above method also improves your system speed but here I recommend you to use a PC tune-up tool.

PC tune-up tools are very efficient and drastically improves PC performance. Use BullGuard (discounted link), Panda Security to tune up your PC.

3. Stop all background applications

When you are transferring some huge amount of data between your PC and USB drive then it is always advisable to stop all the background application. If the background application keeps on running then the processing to a different task may take time.

So it is better to stop all the activities running background to make transfer speed better.

4. Switch to USB 3.0

This could be also the reason for the slow rate of transferring data. Check out whether It is USB 3.0 or USB 2.0. If it is USB 2.0 then switch to latest one.

As most of the people are still using an older one which really consumes time a lot. USB 3.0 is a bit expensive but really worth buying it. So switch to the latest version of your USB.

5. Change USB Drive policies

As by default, the policies of USB drive in properties are set as Quick removal, but you can change to Better performance option. This option will increase USB transferable speed as this disable write caching. 

Better performance option will enable caching and speed up transfer rate but here you must be aware of doing one extra step while ejecting your USB drive which is safely removing USB drive option otherwise you may lose data.

But in the recent updates of Windows 10, you will not find this option. On all other Windows version, you can change it.

To do this navigate to USB Properties> select drive under Hardware> Properties> Change settings> Better performance under Policies.

6. Transfer file individually

If you transfer many files simultaneously then it may slow down your transferring speed. So it is always advisable to transfer one file at one time.

7. Format the USB drive periodically

Make sure before any step is taken for a format, you have already backup your important data.

Many times when you transfer your data using the USB drive, small files still remain in them which unnecessarily consumes your data and slow down transferring speed.

It is very simple to format your USB drive. Just right click on USB and select format option.

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By following the above tips you will definitely see the improvement in transferring speed.

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