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    CD Transfer Rate

    I just finished transferring the contents of a CD to my HDD using the copy function in Vista Windows Explorer. The information box displayed during the transfer reported a transfer rate ranging from about 1.0 MB/s to about 1.5 MB/s. This sounds gawdawful slow to me. Is this typical of CD/DVD transfer rates?

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    Re: CD Transfer Rate

    Internal or external drive? If external, what type of connection (i.e. USB, firewire)? Do you have Vista SP-1 + all current fixes installed?

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    Re: CD Transfer Rate

    Hi Joe,

    The DVDRW is internal. I think it is SATA (I have no ribbon cables). Vista Ultimate is SP1, up to date. This issue is not something new. It's just an observation of the way things have always been. I've always considered this transfer rate as "normal" but kind of slow compared to other devices.

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    Re: CD Transfer Rate

    I just did a test and the speed varied between 1.6MB & 3.3MB. I'd guess that 1.2 MB is OK depending on the mixture of file sizes you have. It also depends on the channel speed you have and other concurrent activity on the system.

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    Re: CD Transfer Rate

    Thanks Joe. I just wanted to get a sense of whether or not my transfer rate was way out of line with others. Seeing your rate leads me to believe that mine is at the low end of OK.

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