Making bootable Leopard OS X to flash drive but est. time is 1 day?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c0bracommander, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. c0bracommander macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2008
    I'm trying to install an image of OS X which is around 7gb to my flash drive (capacity 16gb), and it's currently copying the files over in Disk Utility... So far the estimated time of it being done is 1 day 17 hours?

    What the heck? Why is this so slow?
  2. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Some flash drives have very, very slow write speeds. This is not like a USB external hard drive at all.
  3. c0bracommander thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2008

    Well thanks. This is actually a replacement thumb drive that I just got after my other one was smashed. Sad.
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    31hr for 7GB, that's like 64KBps...something's wrong with that Flash drive!! When I write 1.4GB files to my Cruzer Micro (4GB, couple years old) they take ~6-7min each.

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