Hi. the drives are new and as such do not have much on them. The internal drive is performing better now, but the External drive still bafles me totally. One day it runs at required speeds and next day it runs slower speeds with nothing being chnaged at all.
Think I have found the problem .. I read that if I go into the power settings there is a feature in the advanced settings to disable the USB ports reducing power if not used for a while as shown below ... Time will tell