airport extreme usb speed

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tildesley, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. tildesley macrumors regular

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    hi all

    im thinking of getting a new airport extreme, i have a usb drive and want to use with time machine, easy enough so far.

    how fast does it do the backup's at?
    i currently backup using just the standard usb drive but its not always plugged in & gets annoying so i want to make it simpler but if the speed isn't there, there is no real point.

    any advice is greatly received!

    JT
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    On 10.6.1 mine was plenty fast. Since I went to 10.6.2, it's dropped to a few KB/sec. I think there's either a bug with 10.6.2 or the AEBS is suddenly disliking my Lacie drive.
     
  3. tildesley thread starter macrumors regular

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    when you say it dropped by a few kb/sec, is that speed it works at?

    i mean im not expecting 2gb in 5 minutes.... surely....
     
  4. steve knight Suspended

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    it will be a fair amount slower. if your using Ethernet it won't be so bad wireless dirt slow.
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    No I'm saying it dropped from a few MB/sec to a few KB/sec.

    The other night, I sat down to troubleshoot. I rebooted the AEBS and its external drive and the speed came back.
     
  6. tildesley thread starter macrumors regular

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    would you recommend it?
     

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