Does time machine back up faster now?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by auhlixer, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. auhlixer macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    Since there are usb3 and thunder bolt ports on mbps?
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    I'm using Time Machine with 200+MB/s via eSATA, so, yeah, faster external ports have an influence on Time Machine's backup speed.
    Every now and then in the backup process, however, the speed dips to just a few MB/s. I guess that's when it's calculating more than copying.
  3. ayres macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    i imagine that regardless of faster 'innards', the speed of a backup will be bottle necked by the speed of the hard drive you are backing up to.
  4. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    USB 2.0 throttles just about any hard drive.

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