Change hardware settings to fix windows 10 slow file transfer.
The hardware settings require that the external hard drive safely be removed from your machine, so always use Eject your drive from the computer after copying or moving data.
Step 1. Open Windows File Explorer and locate your external hard drive. Right-click the external drive icon and choose “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
Step 2. Choose “Hardware” tab, which will display the list of all disks mounted on the particular computer. Select the desired disk you want to improve its transfer performance and click “Properties” at the bottom of the window.
Step 3. In the device properties window select “Change settings”.
Step 4. A disk window will pop up. Click the “Policies” tab and select “Optimize for performance”.
Step 5. Be alert. You must disconnect the device safely. Right-click the tray icon and click “Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device” or Eject.