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  1. fps_dean's Avatar
    Syncing musics and videos via Zune is annoying to me. The trick I use is to "enable" USB drive mode for my phone:
    Windows Phone 7 USB Mass Storage Hack

    However, please note that I'm not sure if this workaround works for you. It might not because your machine doesn't recognize the device in the first place.
    I just had time to try this... and it works great!!!!!
    04-18-2012 08:40 PM
  2. canesfan625's Avatar
    It wouldn't be any slower on Windows server 2003 than on any other version of Windows. It should be faster than 7/Vista based on their history with poor drive access anyway.

    Anyway, I can upload to Skydrive if I go to the pictures menu and don't use Zune. I kept using Zune and not having an option, and the Skydrive app won't let me select videos to upload so I did not think I could. Sooner or later, I will get my own computer and I believe I will be able to get it working with Windows 2008 server a lot easier.

    I'm new to the WinPhone I agree that I like how the Android is plug and play with USB on any computer for sure, but I really do like my Windows Phone so much better than any Android I've ever used there really is no comparison.
    I've heard of this issue. This is just generalizing the problem. For a very large amount of people its PIO issue, people using SMART, Avira was a well known culprit, BIOS settings, etc.

    here is HD tune on my Windows 7 X64 setup.

    HD Tune Pro: WDC WD1600AAJS-00B4A Benchmark

    Test capacity: full <- 160gb

    Read transfer rate
    Transfer Rate Minimum : 45.5 MB/s
    Transfer Rate Maximum : 111.2 MB/s
    Transfer Rate Average : 89.7 MB/s
    Access Time : 15.9 ms
    Burst Rate : 173.5 MB/s
    CPU Usage : 4.0%

    Feel free to compare this to Windows XP Sp2 benchmarks.

    I'll get you started.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2165/3

    As for that USB hack be careful what you do. If you ever use that phone with Zune after using the USB hack it has potential to cause Zune to throw a fit.
    Last edited by Canesfan625; 04-18-2012 at 08:51 PM.
    04-18-2012 08:41 PM
  3. fps_dean's Avatar
    I've heard of this issue. This is just generalizing the problem. For a very large amount of people its PIO issue, people using SMART, Avira was a well known culprit, BIOS settings, etc.

    here is HD tune on my Windows 7 X64 setup.

    HD Tune Pro: WDC WD1600AAJS-00B4A Benchmark

    Test capacity: full <- 160gb

    Read transfer rate
    Transfer Rate Minimum : 45.5 MB/s
    Transfer Rate Maximum : 111.2 MB/s
    Transfer Rate Average : 89.7 MB/s
    Access Time : 15.9 ms
    Burst Rate : 173.5 MB/s
    CPU Usage : 4.0%

    Feel free to compare this to Windows XP Sp2 benchmarks.

    I'll get you started.

    AnandTech - Western Digital WD1600AAJS: 160GB Served on Single Platter

    As for that USB hack be careful what you do. If you ever use that phone with Zune after using the USB hack it has potential to cause Zune to throw a fit.
    Motherboards / drive controllers can play a huge part in drive speed, as well as the CPU. Even more so with RAID. You can't just compare to some guys review of XP and assume it's faster because yours is faster. In short, I almost always get better numbers than reviews of the same drives. Does this mean I'm comparing apples to apples? When done on the same hardware with the same exact settings, Windows 7 and Vistas lose pretty badly in comparison to XP or server editions. I've even done some tests myself across OS's, and can verify. Granted, this is also assuming drivers are equal as well. Newer hardware may never see the best driver support for XP/2003.
    04-19-2012 05:43 PM
  4. canesfan625's Avatar
    Motherboards / drive controllers can play a huge part in drive speed, as well as the CPU. Even more so with RAID. You can't just compare to some guys review of XP and assume it's faster because yours is faster. In short, I almost always get better numbers than reviews of the same drives. Does this mean I'm comparing apples to apples? When done on the same hardware with the same exact settings, Windows 7 and Vistas lose pretty badly in comparison to XP or server editions. I've even done some tests myself across OS's, and can verify. Granted, this is also assuming drivers are equal as well. Newer hardware may never see the best driver support for XP/2003.
    So if I install Windows 7 on my 486 should I be surprised that Windows 95 still runs better?
    04-19-2012 07:47 PM
  5. MayanK ParmaR's Avatar
    this is it!!!
    check this new solution, friends
    with this you can access lumia as mass storage mode

    How to Enable ‘Mass Storage” on Your Lumia 800 : My Nokia Blog



    safe secure registry patching
    08-06-2013 10:09 PM
  6. Paillon_libre's Avatar
    Hi,
    Just some debriefing of my own attempts to use a WP 7.8 (samsung omnia) in "raw usb mode", with several PCs. (Partial success).
    I assume you are aware of the usb mass storage drivers for WP 7 that are available, independently of Zune. If not, look into softpedia drivers there. (Both 32 and 64bits versions available).

    - Install the correct driver for your PC os. Given that, your phone should be recognized when plugged. I got this working on XP, Vista x64 SP1, and Seven x64.

    - Further, you need the registry hack already mentioned to make the device visible in the explorer. Be aware that the registry hack alone is not enough: you need the driver part, either coming from a previous Zune install or from the above shortcut.

    You end up being able to browse your phone and try some copy/paste. That works mostly well for pictures (the "official" phone directories have just numbers, probably better not to change them, but you can add your own directories and the phone os get them ok). Editing pictures that are on the phone storage from your PC is not ok. (only copy/paste/thumbnailing is fine, but that's already something).

    For music it is a mess because Zune is not only copying / syncing (... very strangely sync actually) but it seems also to set up a database of album covers/ artists names one the phone itself. That part is not performed by the phone when you just copy your own music in the right place. (Nevertheless, it should happen when you download music from an official site like MPlace, although I never tried myself). I cannot figure out what else to do at that point. You end up listening to your music as "unknow artist" and without the covert art, so this part is only marginally satisfactory...
    10-08-2013 06:09 AM
  7. Codemeup's Avatar
    This tool may come in handy: Music Drop. Tried it and works great
    01-25-2014 10:00 AM
  8. Codemeup's Avatar
    You may wirelessly transfer/copy music files to your Windows Phone via a web browser using the updated version 1.0.2.0 of Music Drop by Codeceptive Studios. The first version was great but the new one is even better! And what's best about this app: it's fast, efficient and most of all free ;-)
    02-26-2014 12:40 PM
  9. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Thank you.
    02-26-2014 12:46 PM
  10. Codemeup's Avatar
    You may wirelessly transfer/copy music files to your Windows Phone via a web browser using the updated version 1.0.2.0 of Music Drop by Codeceptive Studios. The first version was great but the new one is even better! And what's best about this app: it's fast, efficient and most of all free ;-)
    02-26-2014 01:49 PM
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