External hard drive speed only 25mb/s

  Bob The Blob 13:45 29 Feb 2008
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I've got a Western Digital Mybook 250gb external hard drive. It seems slow to me and when I run HDTune the transfer speed is only 25mb/s.
Shouldn't it be higher than that?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:24 29 Feb 2008

How is it connected to your PC? USB, Firewire?

USB Speed on your PC?

  Bob The Blob 14:45 29 Feb 2008

It's connected via usb 2.

  Technotiger 14:49 29 Feb 2008

If that is 25Mb/s seems pretty fast to me! Or am I missing something.

  Bob The Blob 14:54 29 Feb 2008

It just seems slow compared to my internal drive which goes at 80mb/s. Is 25mb/s ok then for an external drive?

  Technotiger 14:56 29 Feb 2008

Yes, it is normal for a external drive. Some only have 20mbps.

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