Does time machine back up faster now?

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

  1. auhlixer macrumors regular

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    Since there are usb3 and thunder bolt ports on mbps?
     
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    USB 2.0 throttles just about any hard drive.
     

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