Super slow speeds on brand new WD Elements External USB Hard Disk

Out from the box did two separate speed tests for my brand new WD Elements External USB Hard Disk and it is ridiculously slow: Write speeds at 10 mb/sec and read speeds below 20 mb/sec put it back in the box, ready to return it and never bought this brand again.

Tried with a different USB cable from one of my other USB 3.0 Lacie External Hard Drives to check if it was the cable and again the same ridiculously slow speeds.

Hi lmuzquiz ,

I’m assuming that you are using a USB connection for you external hard drive.

My suggestion is to make sure you have the most current USB drivers on your PC. Not having this will slow down the transfer considerably.

May be you should test the drive for problems.