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webatomic
08-07-2011, 12:58 PM
Does it matter in terms of back up speed if my target ext fw drive is connected directly to my mac or connected to another ext fw drive that's connected directly to my mac?

dnanian
08-07-2011, 01:35 PM
Certainly can matter, depending on the drives involved...

MikeSh
08-07-2011, 03:31 PM
So this means that the SD back up may be slower but will it be affected in any other way?

Mike

dnanian
08-07-2011, 03:32 PM
No, it means that it's hard to say what might happen. It depends on the quality of the drive's bridges, how sensitive the drives are, cabling, etc...

webatomic
08-08-2011, 04:28 AM
No, it means that it's hard to say what might happen. It depends on the quality of the drive's bridges, how sensitive the drives are, cabling, etc...

I've yet to be able to clone my 1TB internal drive to a Seagate Go Flex since upgrading to Lion. Copy speed is about 12 mb/sec. I let it run overnight, but it only gets about 10-15% complete. Any ideas? I'm now going directly from my Mac to the Go Flex, but it looks like it's still crawling.

dnanian
08-08-2011, 10:27 AM
12MB/s is not crawling... did you add the destination to the spotlight privacy tab (in system preferences)?

webatomic
08-08-2011, 11:29 AM
12MB/s is not crawling... did you add the destination to the spotlight privacy tab (in system preferences)?

No. Should I do that?

dnanian
08-08-2011, 11:48 AM
It'll certainly speed things up.