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fred
04-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Hi,

I'm not sure if this is normal for a computer this old but it does seem awfully slow.

Backing up a 2009 13" MBP 2.26GHz Core2duo to a 1tb portable drive. It is copying over at about 5mb/sec. Does this seem right? Its going to take about 18hrs for 350gb

thx

dnanian
04-07-2013, 09:36 AM
USB? Have you added the drive into the Spotlight preference pane's "Privacy" tab? Any Antivirus involved?

fred
04-07-2013, 09:45 AM
USB? Have you added the drive into the Spotlight preference pane's "Privacy" tab? Any Antivirus involved?

Hi Dave, it's been going a half hour and it's moved up to 20Mb/sec so that is slow but a lot better. I've just added it to the privacy pane now but it didn't seem to make much difference. Yes USB.

Is 20MB/sec what you'd call normal for a 5400 portable drive?


Thanks for the quick reply btw

dnanian
04-07-2013, 05:05 PM
Yes, that's quite fast for USB.