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In this instructable I will show you how to make your USB Flash Drive's speed pretty fast. Please make backups of your drive as many people don't use safely remove and if you don't use it after doing this instructable then you are screwed (meaning that you've lost all of your data permanently). 

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Step 1: Modification Time!!!!

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1. Backup your Flash Drive
2. Go in My Computer and find your flash drive.
3. Then right click and select properties.

Step 2: Deep In The Heart Of The Flash Drive

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Go from top to bottom, ie click hardware, then select your Flash Drive from the list, then click on properties.

Step 3: Deeper In The Heart Of The Beloved Flash Drive

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Select the policies tab and then read the two options. Now you decide if you want to do it or not. (no pressure!!)

Step 4: Oh, Yeeaahhh!!!!

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Arghus10 months ago

Doesn't improve that much, and you always have to remove safely which its a bother

Better Technology is the better way.. here is a good guide to buy the best for your needs, i am gonna buy the Sandisk Extreme 3.0, not as good as lexar's for speed, but great deal

mrmath3 years ago
Technically, I think it only speeds up the flash drive because it's writing to a cache. When you remove the drive, by doing safely remove hardware, you have to wait for it to write the cache back to the flash drive. For copying a single file, or a group of files, I doubt this would net you any time. If you're doing a bunch of writing and reading to and from the drive (such as when you're using portable apps), I can see this saving a lot of time.
Reffner mrmath3 years ago
This is correct. The reason for using the "safely remove hardware" method is to give the pc a chance to dump the cache back onto the flash drives memory. Your read/write times will be marginally faster, but the time you save in reading and writing will be used up while the drive is being written to. Also, there have been plenty of times when the drive has been removed form the pc without safely doing it, and I have never had any major problems. I have ended up with corrupt or missing files, but no damage has ever been done that a format hasn't been able to fix.
vishalapr3 years ago
This is wierdly cool!Rated 4*!Well done!!!
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or_ford98 (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
thanks, its my first one
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or_ford98 (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
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