Tips to Speed up USB Flash Drives

Are you searching for a solution to speed up USB drive performance? Well, here are some tips to speed up USB file performance. Just read on to know more…

Tip 1: Speed up computer

The performance of your PC makes the huge impact on data transfer speed. PC with better RAM, processor and free from virus improves data transfer speed. Though you cannot improve your processor, it’s possible to upgrade your RAM and you can remove malware. But, while upgrading RAM, it’s necessary to check the compatibility of RAM with your motherboard.

Tip 2: Transfer one file at a time

Transfer one file at a time because if you transfer more than one then it decreases the speed. If you want to send multiple files at once then select all the files so, that the computer considers it as one file and it transfers it with full speed.

Tip 3: Close all running programs and use single USB at a time

It is recommended not to use more than one USB at a time. Also, it is advisable to send only one file at a time to speed up USB file transfer. This is because when you run more programs, it consumes computer resources like RAM and disk space which may affect data transfer speed.

Tip 5: Change removal policy

USB flash drive has two removal policies one is “Quick Removal” and “Better performance”. By default, Windows enables “Quick Removal” policy which lets you remove your pen drive whenever you want. In this method, you will not lose data, even if you remove pen drive without clicking on “safely remove hardware” option. But in “Better performance” policy, you must remove USB safely else there are chances of data loss. However, by enabling this policy, you may get better speed. Here is how to enable this policy

  • Insert your USB flash drive in USB port.
  • Then go to “My computer”.
  • Next, right click on your USB name.
  • Choose Properties, you will see “Properties” window.
  • Then click on “Hardware” in the top menu.
  • Select your device name.
  • Click on “Properties” and you will see your device property window.
  • Then click on “Change Settings” and you will see another property window.
  • Next hit on “Policies” in the top menu.
  • Check for “Better Performance” option.
  • Finally, Click “Ok”.

Tip 6: Use USB 3.0

You can make use of USB 3.0 pen drive because the maximum speed of USB 2.0 is 60 MBps whereas the maximum speed of USB 3.0 is 640 MBps.

However, there are chances of data loss at any time from USB flash drive. Well, when you come across data loss from USB flash drive worry not; make use of reliable Data Recovery tool by Remo. This recovery tool comes with advanced scanning algorithm to retrieve files based on their unique signature. Also, guides how to retrieve files from broken USB, inaccessible USB, formatted USB, etc. Apart from USB drive, data from various storage devices like memory cards, hard drives, etc. can be restored with ease.