CD/DVD software install painfully slow...HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    Ok so I just got my new 17" i7 MBP.

    Installed Intel 80gig SSD for boot and started installing OSX from supplied installer.

    Installation took over 2 hours with the optical drive making only slight noises every few seconds, not sounding anything like it should. Eventially it installed and everything seems fine and reallt snappy.

    Replaced superdrive with newmodus tray and hitachi 500gb drive.

    Started installing Final Cut Studio 3. Pointed all audio and extra content to 500 gig drive. GO!

    Installation of each disc is taking 2+ hours from an external CD/DVD drive hooked up usb 2 for one disk, then tried firewire for the next. Still really slow. What gives? Can't figure this one out.

    Any help would be great. Does it have anything to do with the SSD?
     
  2. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    So I made a disc image of third disc on my macpro and put it on an external drive. Mounted that on macbookpro and disc 3 installed in minutes. So there's something weird going on with optical media. Issues with both superdrive and external LG.
     
  3. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    Attempting Same install on stock HD. Install from optical disc is still really really slow...what gives?
     

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