I've recently bought a Seagate External 320Gb HD, and am moving all my recently ripped CD files from my Internal HD to it. But it's taking AGES!!!! (About 170Gb worth ) Is there any way it can be speeded up at all? I'm already using a Gold plated USB lead!
What do you call slow? You are transferring 170GB, which is 170,000MB. In a test click here, USB2 was found to transfer files at 18MB, so your 170MB would take 9444 seconds, or 2.6 hours, and that is assuming that there's nothing like an antivirus checking the files as they transfer.
I've got a folder for each artist ( AAA,BBB etc ) and originally just asked to move the lot, but decided to move each folder individually, then move on to the next ( moving BBB at present ). Not sure that it's going to be any quicker though - each individual Mp3 is taking about 3 seconds to move - gonna be here 'til Friday at this rate!!!