USB Flash Drive

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

  1. Jeewhizz macrumors regular

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    London, UK
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    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?

    Cheers,

    Jee
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Langley, Washington
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    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.

    TEG
     

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