External Harddrive making MB slow?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cindynjgirl79, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a

    Cindynjgirl79

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    #1
    everytime i plug in my ex-hd to my MB it starts running really slow? this has never happened before. just today. any reason it's doing this?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    How is the drive connected? If you open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder, is there anything there that's either using a lot of resources or that is coloured red (signifying it's hanging)? Have you tried verifying and possibly repairing the drive with Disk Utility? :)
     
  3. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    #3
    it may be trying to index the drive for spotlight search. you could tell spotlight to ignore that drive in the system prefs.
     

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