USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jeewhizz, May 24, 2005.

  1. Jeewhizz macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2003
    London, UK
    I've got a USB Flash drive that claims to write at 16mb/sec and read at 19mb/sec...

    Thing is.. on the mac, it'll only write at maybe 1-2mb/sec.

    On a PC it'll chomp through everything at 15-16mb/sec.

    Anyone got any ideas why? I'm using a powerbook G4 with 10.4.1 and nada. It maybe down to the power being routed through to the usb port...

    If i used a powered USB Hard drive on the port, i get very fast transfers, so I know itsnot the ports... It has to be the USB Stick not getting enough power. Any idea how to remedy this?


  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    You told us the size of the PowerBook, not the model. What is the speed. It is probably that you have a USB 1.1 port on your PowerBook. If you know you have USB2.0, then buy a powered USB Hub, that will provide enough power to run devices at full speed.


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