Connected firewire drives and transfer speeds



semillerimages
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Greets,

I am hoping someone here can assist me with the extremely slow transfer
speeds I am getting with two firewire external drives.
I have one Lacie 250mb and one Maxtor (brand new) 300gb drive. When I
transfer files, by way of copy or move within WINXP Home, it takes close to a
half hour for about 2 gigs of data to transfer.
I can write to either of the drives quite easily and fast. Also, I had them
both directly plugged into my firewire card and then daisy chained them and
the speeds were agonizingly slow both ways.
Oddly enough, through my laptop, with a card reader for my compact flash
cards, I can write to either drive through my network, and it will take about
four minutes for 2 gigs of data to transfer.
Is there some setting I need to correct to allow the firewire drive to
firewire drive transfers to be as fast as the internal to firewire?

Thank you.

*steve

Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Steve,
Please post if your using SP2 or not. There are a couple of hotfixes &
reg tweaks if you are.
Best,
Treeman


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semillerimages
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
My apologies for not defining which version of Windows. It is SP2.
Thank you kindly for your response.

*steve

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> Steve,
> Please post if your using SP2 or not. There are a couple of hotfixes &
> reg tweaks if you are.
> Best,
> Treeman
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Treeman
07-10-2005, 01:50 AM
Hi Steve,
'Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP
Service Pack 2' (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885222)
Also I know that Lacie has a firmware update for it's drives on thier
web-site.
Hope this is what you need.
Best,
Treeman


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Connected firewire drives and transfer speeds