This was an old laptop that I kept for my mother to use for her once a blue moon usage. Big screen and convenient.
Off late I had some data on it that I wanted to have so I transferred a bunch through USB to external 2.5" HDD as well as via Ethernet network.
Speeds were 15-18 MBps.
Then while it was on the network it kind of wanted to update the OS with patches. So I let it do that.
The next time I tried a Network or USB Transfer the speeds crawled to 2.5 MBPS.
I figured something was wrong with USB since XP updates.
But today I ran HD Tune and it shows HDD Max & Avg speed at 2.4 Mbps.
What happened? Why is it croaking slow now?
HD Tune: ST980825A Benchmark
Transfer Rate Minimum : 1.5 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Maximum : 2.4 MB/sec
Transfer Rate Average : 2.4 MB/sec
Access Time : 16.9 ms
Burst Rate : 2.4 MB/sec
CPU Usage : 99.3%