Till the date, USB 2.0 was used in most of the devices before the USB 3.0 with a high-speed transfer rate was found and started to be installed in devices. And here you will get the method to increase the data transfer speed in both the versions.

This may be the case that you might be running your computer, laptop with the same USB 2.0 that theoretically offers 35 Mbps speed and not the USB 3.0 device that tends to offer great speed of 625 Mbps if your device is not brought within this two to three years (that could carry USB 3.0). You might be frustrated while transferring up to the huge files, videos to your device through USB 2.0 even by using the pen drive that actually provides the highest possible transfer rate.

You cannot actually increase up to the speed of transfers by a huge margin and out of the limits but still, you could be able to get double the transfer speed on USB 2.0 while using the Pendrive just by using up some methods. Hence you can find it easier to transfer large files in lesser time, to do that in real find up the method described in the article below.

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As many of them claim that their USB transfer speed slow which can even drop to kilobytes. So today we are here with the solution of this issue. In this post, we have a method to increase Pendrive Data Speed and by applying this method, you can boost up your data transfer speed and it can be up to 50-100 Mbps according to your system processor capacity. Just read out the below to know how to speed up USB transfer

How To Increase Pendrive Data Transfer Speed

There any numerous factors that can influence your data transfer speed of Pendrive and we will be the target of all the factors to Increase Pendrive Data Transfer Speed. Firstly have a look at the different factors that can affect the data transfer speed.

  • File Allocation Table Of Your Pendrive
  • Device policy.
  • Files type
  • OS and hardware performance.
  • Few others factors.

These factors are responsible for the data transfer speed of Pendrive. Now let’s have a look at the methods to manage them all.

1. File Allocation Table Of Your Pendrive

This is the file system of your pen drive and responsible for the allocation of memory to the data in Pendrive. So you need to delete these tables initially before transferring the data.


  1. First of all plug in your Pendrive in the USB port of your computer.
  2. Now right click on the drive in My computer.
  3. Now click on the properties and select format.
  4. Now in the File System drop-down list select NTFS.
  5. Now click on format, your Pendrive will now work better.
  6. Please take all your data backup of your Pendrive before applying this method.

2. Device Policies

You can alter these policies for best use by the below steps. This method will help you to increase Pendrive speed. Follow these steps carefully to increase your overall Pendrive speed.


  1. First of all plug in your Pendrive in the USB port of your computer and right-click on a drive and select properties.
  2. Now select the hardware tab there and a list of drives will now display in the hardware tab.
  3. Now select your drive and click on the properties.
  4. Now at the next wizard, click on the change settings button.
  5. Now click on the policy tab of the next wizard and tick the better performance option there and click on the ok button.
  6. This will now help your Pendrive to boost up its performance.

3. Checkout Performance Of Your Computer


Your system performance can alter your USB data transfer speed so better is to have a complete look at your Pc performance as much as your Pc works fast the same will be the data transfer speed of your Pendrive. To have a complete guide on the method to speed up USB transfer windows 10

4. Checking The errors

If you feel like you are getting a slow transfer rate because of some errors. Then you need to follow these steps and it will resolve your problem of data transfer to a large extent.

Step 1. First of all, you need to insert the Pen drive and then right-click on it and then select the option “Properties”

Checking The errors
Checking The errors

Step 2. Now from there, you need to click the option “Tools” and then choose “Error-checking section”

Checking The errors
Checking The errors

Step 3. Now you need to select both the option (Automatically fix file system errors & scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors” and then click the start button.

Checking The errors
Checking The errors

That’s it! you are done, now it will scan for the possible errors and will fix it.

5. Using Teracopy (pen drive speed increase software)

Teracopy is simply a program that is specially designed to move or copy your computer files at the very maximum speed. It is best if you want to boost up your data transfer speed within your USB drives and computer. Let’s have a look at its features.

  • TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.
  • Pause the copy process at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.
  • In a case of copy error, TeraCopy will try several times and in the worse case just skips the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
  • TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.
  • TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.

6. Using FastCopy

Using FastCopy
Using FastCopy

FastCopy is another awesome tool that offers a handful of features. This is one of the best file transfer tools you can have on your Windows computer. This is similar to Teracopy. You will notice a significant increase in transfer speed after using FastCopy.

7. Using Ultra Copier

Using FastCopy
Using FastCopy

This is another best software for Windows file transfer. The mini-tool runs in the system tray and with this, you can copy/move Windows file with just a click or two.

With Ultra Copier you can also transfer multiple files at once. The transfer speed with Ultra Copy is also very good. So, this is another best tool you can have on your Windows computer if you want to increase the Pendrive transfer speed.

8. Format USB Drive

Format USB Drive
Format USB Drive

Well, if all of the above-listed methods fail to speed up the USB drive, then you need to format it. Sometimes, a simple format seems to fix out most of the USB related problems. However, you will lose all data stored on the USB drive if you choose to format it. Therefore, its recommended to create a backup before formatting your USB drive.

Make sure to format the USB Drive in NTFS format. After the format, restart your computer and check.

9. Using USB 3.0

Using USB 3.0
Using USB 3.0

It’s worth noting that the transfer speed depends on the type of files that you are trying to transfer. For instance, transferring a few video files totaling 4GB will be much faster compared to transferring 4GB worth of few hundreds of images.

However, if you want to be on the greater side, we recommend you use the latest USB 3.0 devices and a computer with USB 3.0 ports. With USB 3.0, you will experience a noticeable increase in transferring speed.

10. Upgrade Your PC

Upgrade Your PC
Upgrade Your PC

Well, your computer performance can really make a huge impact on data transfer speed. Having a better RAM along with a better processor will always improve the USB data transfer speed. If you are planning to add more RAM to the computer, then make sure to check the RAM compatibility. Also, you can use some PC optimization tools like PC TuneUp, CCleaner, etc to clean up the junk files. These things will surely lead to improved USB Data transfer speed.

You can effectively boost your data transfer speed of your USB or Pendrive and easily enjoy the high-speed transfer rate on your device. Leave a comment below about your experience with these methods and don’t forget this post with your friends.