Speed Up and Make SD Card/USB Faster for Data Transfer on Windows

Tracy King updated on Sep 10, 2020 to Partition Manager | How-to Articles

# 1. Backup and extract all data from USB/SD card
# 2. Convert and change SD/USB file system from FAT32 to NTFS
Method 1. Format SD/USB from FAT32 to NTFS
Method 2. Convert SD/USB from FAT32 to NTFS
# 3. Optimize USB/SD performance and increase data transfer speed

How to make SD card/USB faster for data transferring

Have you ever met this problem that the SD card, USB or even external hard drive get slower and slower after using for a long period? When external storage gets full, it may also slow down the data or file transferring speed on Windows PC.

speed up SD card for data transferring

If you are having such a problem or need a speed up your USB, SD card or memory card for file transferring, follow steps below to resolve this issue by simple clicks now:

You may follow these steps one by one to increase your SD card or USB data transferring speed with ease now.

# 1. Backup and extract all data from USB/SD card

It's highly recommended for all of you to extract and back up all essential data saved on your USB, SD card or external hard drive to a save location on your PC or another storage device to avoid unnecessary data loss.

You may use professional backup software for help or just copy and save files to target storage device step by step on your Windows PC. 

# 2. Convert and change SD/USB file system from FAT32 to NTFS

Without peculiar need, we highly recommend that you convert and change the file system of your SD card, USB from FAT32 to NTFS on Windows PC. 

You can follow either method here in the below to change the SD card/USB file system from FAT32 to NTFS now:

Method 1. Format SD/USB from FAT32 to NTFS

1. Connect the SD card or USB drive to your PC.
2. Enter the Windows Explorer, locate and right-click on your USB or SD card, select Format.
3. Reset the file system to NTFS and click Start to confirm, then click OK.
Finally, wait for the process to complete. 

Method 2. Convert SD/USB from FAT32 to NTFS

The other way that you may try is to convert the SD card or USB from FAT32 to NTFS with the help of free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free. 
This tool allows you to directly convert the drive from FAT32 to NTFS without formatting with tips here below:

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 Windows 10 is supported


Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on your computer.

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Step 2: Select a FAT32 partition, right-click on it and select "Convert to NTFS". If you need to convert a storage device such as SD card or USB flash drive to NTFS, insert it into your PC first and repeat the previous operation.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Step 3: Click "OK" on the pop-up dialog box to continue.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Step 4: Go to the upper left corner, click the "Execute 1 Operation" button and you will see the operation details. Click "Apply" and "Finish" when the process completes.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

# 3. Optimize USB/SD performance and increase data transfer speed

After changing SD card or USB drive file system, you can follow Step 3 here to optimize USB or SD card performance by changing settings so to increase the data transferring speed with the following tips:

1. Right-click on SD or USB drive and select Properties.

Speed up an SD card or USB transfer speed.

2. Go to Hardware tab and select your SD or USB drive, then click Properties.

Fix low transfer speed error on SD card or USB.

3. Click Change settings on Generic-Multi-Card USB Device Properties.

Changes settings to fix low transfer speed issue on SD or USB drive.

4. Go to Policies tab on the settings interface and select Better Performance under Removal policy.

Optimize SD or USB performance for a faster data transferring speed.

5. Then click OK to confirm the operation and click OK to keep all changes.
6. Finally, restart your computer to save all changes.

Besides all the above steps, you can also try to wipe data on the SD card or USB drive for a faster data transferring speed with the help of EaseUS Partition Master Free.

Now that your SD card or USB drive will gain a faster-transferring speed on Windows 10/8/7 and you can move and transfer all data back to your SD card or USB drive to continue using them again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

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Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

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