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badlydrawnboy
12-07-2012, 11:45 PM
I have a Voyager enclosure attached to my Mac Pro via eSata, with a WD 2 TB drive in it right now. I'm copying about 500 GB of media from one of the internal drives to the Voyager using SuperDuper, and I'm seeing a copy speed of 4 MB/s, which is incredibly slow. That's not right; eSata should be 40 MB/s at a bare minimum. Any idea what could cause a slow down like this?

dnanian
12-08-2012, 09:05 AM
Bad cable, connection, case, slow drive (source or destination), other applications interfering with copying (AntiVirus, etc), Spotlight?