Time Capsule file transfer SUPER SLOW

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by icecreamed, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    purchased a Time Capsule today for use with my MBP
    it is super super slow.. I can't believe it. How come there were so many good reviews on the Apple site?
    I hooked it up via ethernet cable, NOT via wireless and it's as slow as this
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    right now it's showing 3.4mb and 17 000 hours

    can someone PLEASE PLEASE HELP
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Do you have a gigabit capable ethernet cable plugged in? Have a look at the "Network Utility". It is located at /Applications/Utilities/Network Utility.app

    Does it say: 1 GBit/s ?

    If not, you should get yourself a better cable. Look at good cat.6 ethernet cable to be sure.

    Oh and: yes the time capsule is not very fast... :eek:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yup, it says 1Gbit..
    I guess this is it then :(
    I left it overnight, roughly 8 hours, and it got 3gb done only ...... :(
     
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    rkdiddy

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    Something is wrong with your TC. I purchased a TC today and I'm backing up both a Mini and a MBP and it looks like 10+ gigs per hour (per machine).
     
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    rkdiddy

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    Oh sorry - one other thing.

    MBP is connected via 5ghz wifi and Mini is via ethernet.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    That would also be my guess. It is slow, but not that slow. Is it new? Bring it back then.
     

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