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osu
06-25-2009, 12:16 PM
Hi,

I'm finding Superduper superslow while trying to back up my machine - it only has 170gigs used on the drive (Tiger 10.4.11), but after 1.5hrs, it's only copied 2,5gigs according to the status display.

I'm saving to a sparse image on a USB Western Digital MyBook, could that be the issue?

Any pointers appreciated.

Thanks

osu

dnanian
06-25-2009, 12:18 PM
Sounds like your USB drive might be running in slow speed mode, yes. Multiple USB devices attached to the Mac?

osu
06-25-2009, 01:29 PM
Sounds like your USB drive might be running in slow speed mode, yes. Multiple USB devices attached to the Mac?

Hi,

Only one USB device attached (a scanner), which i removed, butstill going slow when I try to backup. How do I change my USB drive to be faster?

Thanks,

osu

dnanian
06-25-2009, 01:39 PM
Stop the backup, make sure you're not using a hub and the drive is plugged directly into the Mac with nothing else. Then, restart your Mac and give it another try.