Crazy External HD occurrence ...

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  1. Abraxsis macrumors 6502

    Abraxsis

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    I have three external hard drive, all USB 2.0, and decided to build a small ventilated box to put them in and just hook them up with a 15ft USB cable. So I build the box, a USB powered exhaust fan, etc. And when I hook it up its like 5x faster than when I had it connected directly to the computer! Im totally dumbfounded and Im pretty good with computers, Ive been building them for 10 years.

    Any ideas? Maybe the original cables were too short? I know wireless signals can get muddled if the Tx point is too close to the Rx point. Maybe something along those lines? All I know is I transferred 9.78GB in 4 minutes, which is about 1/3 the time is was taking.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. Abraxsis thread starter macrumors 6502

    Abraxsis

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    Yes, the exact same one they were originally hooked up to when they sat on the desk.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    In that case, I've got nothing. It's strange, though. Let us know if you come up with an answer...
     

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