Copying from CD to HD seems very slow

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by welders4mac, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. welders4mac macrumors member

    welders4mac

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    #1
    I copied just under 700MB from a CD to my Hard Drive (iMac)

    It took about 13 mins, seems very slow. Is this normal or is something going on. I have hundreds of gigabytes of free space.

    thanks
    :apple:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    The drive is slot-loading, and slot-loading drives are slow...its a compromise between convenience and speed...
     
  4. welders4mac thread starter macrumors member

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    two, Im trying to make a VCD, copy the files to HD then burn with "Burn"
    :eek:
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The maximum read speed on a slot drive would be 24x (3.6 MB/s).
     
  6. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I sometimes have the problem on my MacBook Pro but my iMac ismuch faster dont know why.
     

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