The problem is that I copies around 50 mb then stops. Then some time passes by, it copies another 5-10 mb, stops, then some time passes some more and then again, 5-10 mb every 30 seconds or so. W.T.F. ?! It took over 30 minutes to copy some home-made short movies (aprox. 100 mb each file). They're in quicktime format but it does exactly the same with any other file. So it's not the format of the files at fault here... Not to mention that larger files take FOREVER to copy-paste. Why is this ?
The HDD is formatted as NTFS from back in the day when I thought Windows was the ****. And it still is. (**** I mean) I've checked the BIOS and the USB mode is set as "USB 1.1+2.0".
Why is this happening ? The external drive is a Samsung HDD, 500 GB, 16 mb buffer, USB. I got it cheap but that's not the point. On Windows XP it performed splendidly. What should I do ? Convert it to ext3 ? Thank you.