Best way to transfer avi files from old XP laptop with USB1

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    I have an old laptop that I am using to capture old video tapes on and it is great for this.

    Big problem is getting the files off the laptop to an external USB drive.

    It is so slow, in fact 1 file of 8 GB takes hours to get on to the external drive.

    Can I update my USB to 2 or get it faster, or what will get my files off faster please?

    There is no USB Enhancer only regular ones.
     
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    Is your laptop hdd easily accessable (3 -4-5 screws)? Remove it carefully!, & usa a usb2-3 2.5" case to transfer at much higher rates.

    (my newer toshiba laptop has one screw to access hdd, then one screw to remone it from the comp)
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forum.
    I think XP SP1 installs support for USB 2.0
    What Service Pack you have now?
     
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    Many thanks for the replies.

    I have XP Pro SP3 Version 2002.

    Laptop is a Highlander Intel 4 CPU 2,00GHz 480MB RAM

    USB details in Dev Mgr
    Sis 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    Sis 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub

    Easy to get to the drive Drive out (just a few screws) as I put a larger one (160GB) in a few years ago.
    I also have a 2.5 external case with the old 20GB drive in it. It has the old multi pin cable too.

    I would put a 250 GB SSD in but I think they all have the SATA pins.

    Yes the suggestion to record to the drive then take it out and place in an external for transfer is fine, but would like to get the USB to 2 as well, if possible.
    highlander 25 drive 160GB.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes I checked and they are still around although I think I need a little more space because of the other programs I have on there which only run on XP not Win 10.

    250GB would be great however I don't see any for sale anywhere.

    In the meantime I filled the current drive with avi's then put the drive in that external case i have then transferred them that way. So much faster but a bit of a pain having to take it out etc.

    How do I see if I can update my USB from 1 to 2?
     
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    Looks like USB 2.0 is not supported by your chipset.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...pen-host/7e5b7138-e0b0-40f8-80da-323a5c4854c4

    Or there may be a BIOS setting that can enable it.

    https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=91937.0

    If this doesn't work your only option would be to buy a PCI card with USB 2 or better yet 3. You will definitely want the highest speed for transferring such large video files.

    Edit: Even a PCI USB 2.0 card would be good.

    https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00024571

    Your 8GB AVI file would take only a few minutes to copy over (you would also be limited by the speed of the source drive itself).
     
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    Many thanks.
     
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