Mac Mini slow network speeds...

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  1. jer2eydevil88 macrumors regular

    jer2eydevil88

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    I just upgraded a Mac Mini to a 7200rpm hard drive and now copying things to it via the network are taking an insane amount of time. A disc image of 6gb takes 6 hours to copy... yet the drive is working fine for launching applications and downloading from the web still comes down at its normal speeds... am I missing something?
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    how are you copying things would be nice to know?
     
  3. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

    dops7107

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    Yes... and what is it like copying files from the Mini to another computer?
     
  4. jer2eydevil88 thread starter macrumors regular

    jer2eydevil88

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    It's slow copying things from the network's Windows shares. I don't have any mac shares to try it from (wired shares).

    The external hard drive hooked up through firewire is flying... I don't know why its taking so long for things to copy through the lan.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Writing to SMB shares from OSX is slow in general in my experience. It's annoying but I don't know of any fixes.
     

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