Incredibly slow file transfers

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by chiefsilverback, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. chiefsilverback macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    I'm trying to perform a 25GB file transfer between my MacBook Air and Mac mini, both running Sierra. The files are on the MBA and I'm opening a finder window, navigating to my desktop folder on the mini as a shared device and then simply dragging and dropping the files.

    The first 30MB transfer instantly then it just grinds to a halt and the transfer time quickly goes from 45 minutes to 2 days.

    I've tried different combinations of SMB and AFP but to no avail. The MBA is connected to my wifi network and the mini is connected to my Airport Extreme via ethernet.

    Anybody else experienced similar issue?
  2. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    Use SMB, AFP has been deprecated now.

    Is there any chance you can try ethernet on both mini and Air, just to eliminate WiFi issues?
  3. chiefsilverback thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    Sadly no, i don't have an ethernet adapter for the MBA!
  4. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    what about Airdrop?

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