The Western Digital My Passport Ultra is a USB 3.0 portable storage device with capacities from 500 GB up to 2 TB.

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Data Transfer very slow

My External hard dive takes time to be discovered when plugged in and once discovered data is transferred extremely slow. e.g 10MB Can take 3 hours. it transfers @ a rate of 52KB/ps or less.

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Sometimes USB ports have different power ratings and give different speeds. Try using the port closest to the power port if on a laptop.

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If your External HDD is a WD Passport, it has extra hardware that does the encryption part. The data transfer is slow probably due to improper handling like a fall or pulling off the Ext HDD while iti s still running and hasn't spinned down. (multiple times)

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