Anyone reason for my USB ports to be slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ClemTiger0408, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    I have a MBP from August 2007. I've noticed my USB speeds are very sluggish. I have a particular USB key (Cruzer) that just chugs. It can take me 5-10 minutes to put a large file on it that can be extracted off the same key on a different machine at easily half the speed. And its not just that one USB stick, all things run slow through BOTH of my USB ports.

    Anything I should look at short of taking it to a genius?
     
  2. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Cruzer. It runs plenty fast, Windows or Mac. Sounds like a connection problem. Test all USB ports, and use different flash drives (and iPods). If problems persists, contact Apple.
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Flash, especially cheap flash, reads much faster than it writes. This sounds normal to me.
     
  4. Ploki macrumors 68020

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    its been said osx has exceptionally crappy usb2.0 implementation...
    its not that unbelievable-
     
  5. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    Where?

    Also: at the very least OS X doesn't seem to be plagued by the random 'this port will now cease to function for no reason while the one next to it will work just fine, in six hours the reverse will be true' type errors that Windows uses to torture users.
     

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