External HD drive really slow after switch from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cvahl, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. cvahl macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2007
    Back in Europe, I was using a PC to digitalize my whole CD library and saved everything on my external harddisk drive. When I came to the US, I bought myself a Macbook. The problem is that using iTunes, I can read and play all mp3s really good, but when I change f.e. the name of one of the files, it is much slower than it was comparing my crappy PC.
    I was wondering if there might be something special with these files since I was switching from PC to Mac, and I would be able to do something against this, f.e. defragmentation?
    The harddrive is connected via USB to my SR Macbook, and it is formatted with FAT.
    I would be really glad about some help!
  2. ilogic macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    FAT is your problem mate, use HFS (unjournaled)
    unless you're using it between Mac and Pc... thats not pretty. Sorry:D

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