How Long Would It Take To Copy 1TB To A USB 3 Hard Drive?

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    How long would it take to copy 1TB of data to a USB 3 hard drive? Theoretically it would take 26.6 minutes to copy 1TB of data to a USB 3 drive at 625MB/s, but in reality it would be more like 2 and a half hours to copy 1TB, depending on the size of your files.

    Smaller files require more handling and therefore copy slower. The type of drive you have attached to your USB 3 connection can also play a part; an SDD drive would probably serve up your files quicker and would help the speed of transfer with smaller files (but would be unlikely to make a difference with medium to large files).

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