I have the recent “My Passport” USB3 500gb external hard drive.
It says in the manual under “USB 3 Interface” the following:
USB 3.0 supports data transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with
USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. Connection to a USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port transfers data at the
• USB 2.0—up to 480 Mb/s
• USB 1.1—up to 12 Mb/s
And I also read in this forum that:
“You should remember that the data is transferred to the destination, only as fast it is being read off the source”
So I searched for the transfer rate of the hard drive I have which is also WD, and i found out here that :
So my question is:
When I transfer data to “My Passport” connected to a USB 3 port, I get from around 40-70 Mb /s (mostly around 45). Is this normal behaviour? Can this be made quicker?