Fast usb 3 but slow usb 2 ...

Elho

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 22, 2013
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Belgium
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 ...
 
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Mr. Retrofire

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Mar 2, 2010
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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.
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
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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.