Slow net with HD connected

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

  1. macrumors regular

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    Nov 3, 2007
    #1
    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    #2
    Actually scrap that..it just seems very slow full stop :(

    Nothing else is connected to the network.

    Running a Wireless N Netgear DGN2000 router

    Any ideas guys?

    Thanks
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    jazz1

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    #3
    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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