external harddrive question - time to load?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wakkaday, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. wakkaday macrumors member

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    i have recently reformated my 2tb external harddrive - bus powered, so its 2 x 1tb in ex-fat format

    the 1tb was recently my macbook timemachine backup, but i though that was slowing it down, but it isnt the case.

    so i still have the partition but now its as ex-fat which i have named file 1 and file 2, however the 'file 2' loads instantly (nothing in there) but the 'file 1' takes a while or doesnt load at all...

    is there a way of fixing this? to be honest this drive is always going to be used on a mac, as i have my itunes stuff stored on there and movies etc, so i wouldn't really need to use on windows... is there a way i can make it detect and read the drive faster
    they are USB 3.0 DRIVES which i have tried connecting directly to the mac and also a hub, but its the same thing... its taking ages to load and its annoying as it has my itunes library on it

    thanks
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    I'm confused. Do you have 2 separate drives (2 enclosures), or a single drive with 2 partitions? Or a single enclosure with two drives, one partition on each?
     
  3. wakkaday thread starter macrumors member

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    Single drive with 2 partitions, the partition that is empty loads right away the other partition takes a while or doesn't at all that has my iTunes content and other files. They are split 1tb each way
     

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