Slow net with HD connected

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by J273, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    This is kind of confusing.

    Ive just recieved my 11" Ultimate air today im loving it so far but im finding when i connect my external HD which ive freshly formatted the web browsing on the machine slows really bad often waiting a few seconds for links to open.

    As soon as i disconnect the drive it works fine.Does anyone have any idea as to what the problem could be?

    Only thing ive got on the drive is my iphoto/itunes librarys and they are empty at the minute.Ive also installed Macfuse NTFS-3G as i originally had the drive fomatted as an NTFS filesystem but ive now re-formatted as extended journaled.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    Actually scrap just seems very slow full stop :(

    Nothing else is connected to the network.

    Running a Wireless N Netgear DGN2000 router

    Any ideas guys?

  3. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    Is your MBA indexing your external HD for Spotlight? Just a shot in the dark. You might want to run Activity Monitor and see is something is taking a lot of your CPU's time.

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