problems transferring to external HD

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  1. Woodmaster

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    Just got a brand new 250GB western digital passport usb external hard drive. Tried backing up about 28 gigs worth of stuff onto it today. So far it's only half done, so say about 14GB transferred over to it in 6 HOURS!! Been going since noon and its slow as all hell. Someone suggested that I defrag my computer first because it will take forever if there are a lot of individual files as apposed to just a few large ones. I tried defragging my computer and it has been 2.5 hours only to reach 20%, am I doomed? I know I need to reformat this pc but it's been ridiculous how long the transfers are taking.

    Btw i'm on USB2.0

    Any help would be appreciated.
     

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