computer is a little slow after using hard drive via firewire 800

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sossity, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I notice that it gets a little sluggish all around after doing some encoding of flac to mp3 music files from an external hard drive via firewire 800. It works, but when I 1st turn on the drive, it takes about a minute or 2 to hear it being briefly indexed or the os crunching through it & for it to show up on my desktop & finder.

    I am on a 2010 i7 macbook pro, 4gb of ram, snowleopard 10.6.3
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I am new to macs, what is this & exactly how & where do I do this? I need step by step directions, I dont want to mess anything up I am taking online classes, so I need my system to work.

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