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I got a external HDD with 2 partitions one NTFS ad one HFSPlus connected to PC via USB 2.0.

I can not copy from NTFS and the copy process from HFS runs at 1MB/s at most (average 500 kb/s).

The external HDD is a WD20EARX.

The drive already worked with at least 10 MB/s before. i got a intel I7 CPU and on my other computers this was no issue neither. I am absolutely shure it is usb 2.0.

Why is the transfer speed that slow and how can i increase the transfer speed?

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First, the green drives don't have much performance (community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop-Portable-Drives/…). I also now, NTFS driver consume lots of cpu and then for the end, did you confirm where you have you disk connected is USB 2.0? –  Pipe May 2 '13 at 11:01
    
The drive already worked with at least 10 MB/s. i got a intel I7 CPU and on my other computers this was no issue neither. I am absolutely shure it is usb 2.0. –  axaluss May 2 '13 at 13:28
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