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  • Question

  • I have Win 7 Pro 32 bit system which hangs when I copy large capacity file from/to USB drive. Smaller files are copied without any issues but when I try to copy files larger than 1GB it freezes in between. What could be the reason??
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:54 AM

Answers

  • try to updating your  motherboard chipset and sm buss controller, eliminate problems from USB device by checking it at other PC

    or you can use 3rd party app that can resume or pause during transfer file

    possibility reason

    1. bad sector

    2. bad device

    3. old driver, new USB device manufactured

    • Edited by britishdhez Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:21 AM
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:20 AM
  • How has your USB drive been formatted? Sounds like it might be FAT32 with an Allocation Size Unit limited to 1GB.
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:21 AM
  • Right click on the USB drive under 'My Computer' and choose 'Properties'. Under 'Hardware' tab, choose USB drive properties and under 'Policies tab', right click the check box stating 'Optimize for performance'. 

    Hopefully, that will increase the file transfer speed somewhat or may be more. 

    Reply back if you need further assistance.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:16 AM
  • Format the drive with NTFS file format and check the results. Also, check the same device on another system, this will verify the device functioning. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:19 AM
  • Try defragmenting the hard drive. Presence of fragmentation will increase the reading time of large files, resulting in slow reading of the files. Refer the following link for more information:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/improve-performance-defragmenting-hard-disk#1TC=windows-7


    Balaji Kundalam

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:27 PM

All replies

  • try to updating your  motherboard chipset and sm buss controller, eliminate problems from USB device by checking it at other PC

    or you can use 3rd party app that can resume or pause during transfer file

    possibility reason

    1. bad sector

    2. bad device

    3. old driver, new USB device manufactured

    • Edited by britishdhez Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:21 AM
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:20 AM
  • How has your USB drive been formatted? Sounds like it might be FAT32 with an Allocation Size Unit limited to 1GB.
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:21 AM
  • Right click on the USB drive under 'My Computer' and choose 'Properties'. Under 'Hardware' tab, choose USB drive properties and under 'Policies tab', right click the check box stating 'Optimize for performance'. 

    Hopefully, that will increase the file transfer speed somewhat or may be more. 

    Reply back if you need further assistance.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:16 AM
  • Format the drive with NTFS file format and check the results. Also, check the same device on another system, this will verify the device functioning. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:19 AM
  • Try defragmenting the hard drive. Presence of fragmentation will increase the reading time of large files, resulting in slow reading of the files. Refer the following link for more information:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/improve-performance-defragmenting-hard-disk#1TC=windows-7


    Balaji Kundalam

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Monday, April 7, 2014 5:33 PM
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:27 PM