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Please try to format the drive from a command prompt with this syntax:

Format (X:) /FS:FAT32 /U (X=the drive letter assigned to the Flash Voyager)

Please try the HD-Bench software to test the performance.

The please let me know the results.

 

Also, please don't double post. Your duplicate post has been removed.

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I'll test that next time I make a backup on this stick.

But anyway I don't understand why it is so slow with

NTFS in comparison to the 8 GB version :(. 16 GB sticks

from other manufacturers are faster and even cheaper,

I tried the noname sticks which my brother always buys

and they don't care about NTFS or FAT32. They just

do their job.

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Please follow these steps when using HD Bench.

 

1. Do a full format with FAT32 on a Windows XP machine. (we have found that formatting the drive with Vista will give you slower transfer speeds)

2. Make sure you select the correct drive letter in the lower right hand corner of HDBench.

3. Make sure 100MB file size is selected

4. Click the "Computer Tower" icon on the bottom left of the screen to begin the benchmark.

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Today I tried this HD Bench tool... although the developer website looks

rather like an amateur/spyware page than a trustworthy website to me.

 

Anyway after formatting with FAT32 I selected my 16 GB stick, then

100 MB filesize and then clicked the Tower Icon => HD Bench crashed!

 

Sorry this tool does not work for me.

 

 

1. Do a full format with FAT32 on a Windows XP machine. (we have found that formatting the drive with Vista will give you slower transfer speeds)

 

Windows XP? What's it good for?

I'm working with Windows 7 not a 8 years old Windows XP.

And other USB sticks work fine with Vista and Windows 7

so no chance to scapegoat Microsoft for this issue.

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