Airdrop speeds?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by stanw, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I have never used Airdrop because my old Mac didn't support it, though I am upgrading. Is there any reason to use a USB3 flash drive to transfer files between 2 Macs if you can use Airdrop? Is Airdrop easy to use? fast? does it consistently work?

  2. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Lomita, CA
    It works pretty well in my experience and if you have a fast enough wireless network is plenty fast. If your files are rather large then USB 3.0 is likely to be quicker but for small transfers Airdrop is fine.

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