how to see the file transfer speed?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dacoolest, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to see the current file transfer speed when copying/moving files from the internal hdd to an external hdd ?
     
  2. phyrexia, Jun 29, 2012
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    phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    you can look at the disk activity pane of the activity monitor app. :)
     
  3. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.
    But it only says the read/write speed of the main HDD instead of the USB file transferring speed right?
     
  4. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will display the read speed from the HDD and the write speed to the USB drive. I am not positive but I seem to recall this behavior when I tried to do what you're trying to do.

    I assume you can't write to a USB drive faster than you can read the data ;)
     
  5. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip :)
     

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