External hard drive transfer speeds at 0 bytes/s

Jahoki

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I just bought an 8TB Seagate BackupPlus Hub to transfer all of my files from my other hard drives but already when transferring about 1.24TB from a FreeAgent Drive, the speed is at 0 bytes/s and only goes up higher than that to about 300kb for a few seconds before dropping back down to 0 every few minutes. I'm really not sure what to do and desperate looking for advice on how to fix this. Thanks!
 
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Backup software might be the problem, maybe you're compressing, maybe you're heavily fragmented, or all your files are <4kb. Could be many things. Transfer smaller chunks at a time, or use real software like rsync, or just wait and be patient.
 

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