A few small but handy tips for those who are manipulating USB on Windows 10.
To quickly move data from one computer to another, users often use external storage devices such as USB or portable hard drives. However, the process of moving data or copying from a USB to a computer and vice versa often takes a lot of time if the data is large. Also, sometimes this process can reduce the performance of computers, making your work more stagnant.
Fortunately, there are still some tips to help you quickly speed up copying and moving data on USB in Windows 10, specifically as follows.
1. Use the USB port on the back of the case
On a traditional desktop case, multiple ports can connect to USB, including the front and the CPU’s back. Usually, users often have the habit of using the front USB connector for convenience.
However, you probably do not know that the data transfer speed between USB and computer to be faster. It would help if you connected to the rear port because it is soldered directly to the motherboard and runs the Intel chipset faster than the previous port. Besides, the USB connection port behind the CPU also has a more stable power supply. So before making any changes to speed up USB data transfer, try using the USB port on the back.
2. Update the USB Driver
Connect the USB to the computer, open Device Manager, and navigate to Disk Drives, right-click the corresponding USB Flash Drive and select Update driver.
The driver update option window appears. Click Scan automatically for updated driver software.
3. Reformat the USB and enable hardware acceleration option
Connect the USB to the computer, right-click on the USB, and select Format.
The format setting window appears, change the selection in the File System to “NTFS” and cancel the checkmark in “Quick Format” and then click Start.
After you’ve formatted the USB device, continue to right-click and select Properties, then click the Hardware tab, find and choose the name of your USB drive, and then click Properties next.
Click Change Settings in the new window that appears.
Another setup dialog box appears. Click the Policies tab and select the Better Performance option, then click OK to save.
Note: When the “Better Performance” option is enabled for USB, you can only disconnect the USB after performing the click operation “Safely remove your USB”.