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10-17-2011, 08:35 AM
When SD began copying, I noticed that the copy speed was a little over 8 MB/s; it now has slowed to 1.84 MB/s.

What has caused the copy slow down?

Can the copy speed be increased? If so, how?

Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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dnanian
10-17-2011, 09:39 AM
Well, it depends entirely on the drive, files, interface, other applications, etc. Running any AntiVirus? Have you added the destination drive into the spotlight preference pane "Privacy" tab?

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10-17-2011, 10:19 AM
Well, it depends entirely on the drive, files, interface, other applications, etc. Running any AntiVirus? Have you added the destination drive into the spotlight preference pane "Privacy" tab?

I do not have AntiVirus, and did not know about adding destination drive into the spotlight preference pane "Privacy" tab.

Should I add it to the Privacy tab or leave it out?

Thanks very much for your help.

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dnanian
10-17-2011, 10:30 AM
I'd add it - it certainly will do less I/O to the drive, and in most cases you don't want to spotlight search the backup.

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10-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Thanks for the info - I have placed the destination drive in the Privacy tab of the Spotlight Preference pane.

I appreciate your help.

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