External Drives Slowing Down MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Battersea, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Battersea macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
    Whenever I connect any one of three Lacie drives they instantly affect the speed of my 15inch MacBook Pro, especially when using Final Cut Pro. None of the drives are close to full & I'm connecting them with a FW 800, but other links working well too.

    Any suggestions? :eek:
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Could the finder be indexing the drives, using up the CPU and ram quite a bit? My guess would be just that.

    If that's the case, wait it out until the finder is done, then if it really bothers disable indexing for those drives.

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