External Hard Drive slowing down computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by R.R.Mac, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. R.R.Mac macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2006
    Guildford, England
    I have an external hard Drive and every time i put it into my computer, my computer freezes for about 10 seconds and it seems to keep reading data off my hard drive even if I have nothing related to do with it. I.e. using only safari and my hard drive is slaving away. Then my computer is a lot slower until I take the hard drive out.

    Is there anything I can do to reduce the speed lost. I have 1GB ram and 2.2 GHZ black Macbook so it should not affect its preformance.

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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