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

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    Boston
    #1
    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

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    New Jersey
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    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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