external hard drive transfer problems

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by krasnau, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. krasnau macrumors newbie

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    Hi- I just acquired an external hard drive (Advance 80Gb) from a friend. It was formatted to a PC. He wanted me to save some of his files so I transferred them over to the HD of the PC.
    I then reformatted the external hard drive on my Mac (OS X 10.4.11) to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Now I'm trying to transfer back some of his files (via a USB key) from the PC to the external hard drive on my Mac (his files are just some photos/movies, nothing PC specific). And I'm trying also to put my own personal files from my Mac HD to the external hard drive, but it can only handle really small files? And it freaks out even after trying to transfer 3 photos. What's to be done?? Thanks
     
  2. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

    macuserx86

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    what interface is it? If it's USB 1.1 then that's your problem right there. How old is it?
     
  3. krasnau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My computer's profile is:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version: 1.2f10

    MAC OS X Version 10.4.11

    USB Bus:

    Host Controller Location: Built In USB
    Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBUHCI
    PCI Device ID: 0x27c8
    PCI Revision ID: 0x0002
    PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Bus Number: 0x1d


    I'm not too computer savvy, is my computer too aged for an external hard drive (which is 2-3 years old)?
     
  4. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

    macuserx86

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    The computer's fine, it's the external that might be too old.
     

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