DVD to USB pen drive

  greenlamp 22:56 22 Apr 2009

I have a DVD with a large number of smallish files on it that I wish to transfer to a pen drive. However as there are such a large number of small files, if I try to simply copy and paste,the approximate transfer time is in excess of 3 hours. Does anyone know how to speed thigs up.

  woodchip 23:31 22 Apr 2009

sounds like your USB is running as USB 1.1 not 2

  woodchip 23:32 22 Apr 2009

PS I don't do it like that. In Windows Explorer I highlight All the files, then right click and drag to where i want to copy to

  greenlamp 00:45 23 Apr 2009

usb is definately 2, copying a single 4GB file takes only about 20 minutes. I have already tried select all then dragged and dropped, estimated time was approx. 3 1/2 hours. The problem I think is that when you copy/paste or drag and drop each individual file nust be accessed seperately and it is the search/seek times on the DVD drive that are slowing things down.

  woodchip 11:14 23 Apr 2009

Try copying the DVD to hard drive first then from Hard Drive to Pen Drive

  greenlamp 22:31 24 Apr 2009

copying to hard drive and from there to usb flash drive unfortunately doesn't speed things up.

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