network usb to usb

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tildesley, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. tildesley macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2009

    sorry it this sounds stupidly basic but here goes...

    if i have some files on an extreme'd airdisk, and i want to copy them to an external hard drive, does mac os copy/delete them to my internal mac HD as part of the whole copying process or does it run them all through the logic board?

    reason for the question is i need to copy 2TB and i have an SSD that i would rather not work due to cycles & stuff.

    any answers, gratefully received!

  2. mb21 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2011
    don't worry. it goes all directly through the mainboard and RAM not touching your SSD.
  3. dadudeness macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2007
    you shouldnt worry too much about cycles and stuff. measuring the lifetime of SSDs in cycles is more a theoretical approach

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