Fast usb 3 but slow usb 2 ...

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  1. Elho, Mar 1, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014

    Elho macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Is it me, or is it really slow?

    I have a brand new mac mini i7. I have a 1TB external 3.0 usb HDD and a ton of usb 2.0 usb sticks.

    I'm copying 22 files to the usb 2.0 stick but i seems to me this take too long... Am I correct? (See the screenshot)

    https://db.tt/J9suCqUB

    Copying files with a total of 350 mb takes me as long as copying a 5gb file to my 3.0 external HDD...

    Thanks

    Update: i did the same test on my old macbook 2008. It takes me under a minute to copy the same files to the same usb stick ...
     
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Do you have a cable between the USB device and your Mac?

    Have all USB 2.0 devices the same problem? If not, then it is probably a device incompatibility. Some smaller and/or cheaper USB 2.0 devices use buggy controllers.
     
  3. now i see it macrumors 65816

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  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    USB 2 thumbdrives typically are not full USB 2 speed (they are even slower for small files). So yeah you'll see slow speed on them no matter what computer you use.
     
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