Home Forums Tech Helproom Copying files speeds between hard disk and flash drives. Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Copying files speeds between hard disk and flash drives. manrow 12:47 05 Feb 2013 Locked I frequently quickly transfer digital images between my laptop and an external hard drive. Having recently bought a 64Gb flash drive I attempted to transfer just 11Gb of digital images to that drive, which took over an hour. Is that to be expected that copying to flash drives is so slow? northumbria61 12:57 05 Feb 2013 It can take that long depending on the flash drive itself - make,quality,price you pay all comes into it - some are fast and some are slow. northumbria61 13:01 05 Feb 2013 Also a bit of information for you here enter link description here northumbria61 13:05 05 Feb 2013 OR if you have files larger than 4GB to copy then you could format your USB flash drive to NTFS - see here You mentioned 11GB in total which is quite a bit - larger files copy quicker - it's the small files that take up the amount of time. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.