You are here

Problems with Transcend USB Flash Drive 8Gb

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
arbitrucho
Offline
Last seen: 16 years 5 months ago
Joined: 2008-01-15 09:28
Problems with Transcend USB Flash Drive 8Gb

I had the Firefox Portable installed in a Sandisk Micro Cruzer 2Gb and runned without any problem.

Two days ago I bought a new Transcend USB Flash Drive 8Gb, and I copied everything in the Micro Cruzer to the Transcend.

The problem is that Firefox doesn't work well now, it hangs and I have to kill the process and when does not hung is very slow. I tried in several computers and happened the same. I formated the USB Flash Drive and doesn't solve the problem.

Any help?

Thank you

Edit:

I installed the last version of FFP clean, without any plugins and it hanged too...

rab040ma
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: 2007-08-27 13:35
What you describe suggests

What you describe suggests that the new drive is a lot slower than the old drive. If that is the case, there's not much we can do about it.

John has already optimized FFP for portable use, minimizing writes and so forth. (Writes being the slowest action on Flash drives.)

You could try (as a test) installing the PortableApps menu and FF Portable from scratch (without your bookmarks and other customizations, and without plugins) on a freshly-formatted drive and see if that makes a difference.

Is FFP the only application that is behaving this way, or are others equally slow?

There are some diagnostic tools you could run, like ProcessMonitor from Sysinternals, which can tell you in many cases what a program is doing (e.g. waiting on file access or searching for something). If you have some Geek blood, you might try that.

Let us know what you find.

MC

arbitrucho
Offline
Last seen: 16 years 5 months ago
Joined: 2008-01-15 09:28
Thank you for

Thank you for answering,

WTF! I didn't know the flash drives had differents speeds...that's why it cost 29€...but:

I have pasted the same archive (349MB) in the 2 flash drives and counted the seconds. SURPRISE!!! the Transcend was faster (37s) than Sandisk (43s) so maybe is not the speed of the discs...or that's not a good way for testing the speed?

Steve Lamerton
Steve Lamerton's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 years 10 months ago
Developer
Joined: 2005-12-10 15:22
That's

probably because the small file write speed (like Firefox uses) is different to the large file write speed (your archive), it all depends on the drive itself.

arbitrucho
Offline
Last seen: 16 years 5 months ago
Joined: 2008-01-15 09:28
SHIT

so my brand new pendrive is a shit! ok i'll hace to sell it xD

Log in or register to post comments