Slow speed with Portable Apps
nmanguy - February 16, 2008 - 8:26pm
I decided to install the Portable Apps Suite, along with some extra apps onto a USB drive. Instead of having to spend an hour extracting everything onto a portable drive, I just installed the base edition it to a location on my C drive and added all the apps I needed. It ended up being around 400 Megabytes. After I did all that, I just copied and pasted it to my USB Thumb Drive, A 1GB Kingston Data Traveler. It took an incredibly long time to even start showing anything on the progress bar, and then it said it needed around 180 minutes to finish copying. That meant around .3 Mb/s. It's supposed to be getting near 400 Mb/s, so I thought that something was wrong with my Thumbdrive, or maybe my USB ports had something wrong. I tried another USB drive, and it still got a slow speed, so I knew it wasn't the drive. I reinstalled the drivers for my USB controller, and it still said 180 minutes. I tried copying a 700MB Ubuntu ISO to my thumbdrives, just to see if it would say 300 minutes, and for some reason it only took 3 minutes to copy that ISO. I tried again with my portable apps folder, and it still took 10 minutes to copy 25 megabytes of the files. I then went and copied a 500 MB group of video/audio/text/compressed files, which only took 5 minutes to copy to the USB, compared the the 3 hours of PA. Do any of you know what it could be, or have you had this problem before? Is this even normal? Is there a windows update that makes copying multiple PA files a painfully slow process? Or am I so stupid that I overlooked something completely obvious?