Sometimes slow external hard drive

  Bill Baker 12:28 18 Mar 2007
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I have a Western Digital Mybook 250gb external usb hard drive. Sometimes I find it runs very slowly, according to HDTune it's about 1mb/s where it should be around 22mb/s. The only cure is to turn it off and on again. I reformatted it to NTFS when I originally got it.
Is there any way of fixing this?
And also, what should I set it's policy to? 'Optimize for quick removal' or 'Optimize for performance'. Currently it's set to 'optimize for quick removal'.
Many thanks.

first thing I would try is to set it to `optimize for performance` and see if that makes any difference

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