flash drive slows down my mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by William Wallace, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. William Wallace macrumors newbie

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    Hi, For the last several months, when ever I put a flash drive in my macbookpro, the fans jump to around 4000 rpms, and a process in activity monitor shows up called MassStorage, it takes up around 140% of the CPU and slows the computer down. This has also happens on an older imac g4. Lately I have just been quitting it, is that going to cause any problems. Any answers to why this is happens and a way to stop it would be great.
    jesse
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it happening with a variety of different drives, from different manufacturers? :)
     
  3. William Wallace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its happening with sandisk sd cards and imation flash drives.
     

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