I own the SANDISK ULTRA FLAIR USB 3.0 FLASH DRIVE, 64 gb one.
The transfer speeds on this thing are painfully slow. My desktop PC is an i5 650 running at 3.2 Gz, with 1.5gb gddr5 RAM, Win 7, as I mostly just use it for work in MS Office and emails.
I’ve enabled the “better performance” option already through the ‘policies’ tab and there’s literally nothing running in the background - still the transfer speeds kick off at around 60mb/s but barely stay there for 5-10 seconds - and gradually crawl down to 3.5mb/s! It just keeps slowing down more and more and, say, an 8.5gb file, takes nearly 40 minutes to transfer.
All the USB ports I’ve tried yield the same result and they are all USB 3.0. It’s a Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop PC.
What’s wrong here? I used to have a P4 with barely 1 gig RAM and Win XP two years ago and file transfers were much faster than this.
Please help! I don’t think its normal to have such abysmal transfer speeds with my USB stick and system specs.