problem with external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theposse, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. theposse macrumors regular

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    I have recently bought an external hard drive "my book" 320 GB /7200.
    It works fine but when i went to put some of my films on it,it took for ever to transfer the files i mean 6 hours for 10GBs.
    i have an iMac G4 1gb ram.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Scottie
     
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    Do you have any usb 2.0 ports? If not that's probably the reason
     
  3. spawn135 macrumors newbie

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    I have a G4 too, and I know it's not USB 2.0.
    I believe it is USB 1.1.

    That is the problem why it's so slow. But hey, at least it is backward compatible.
     
  4. theposse thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks

    thanks a lot for your help now i need a new computer lol.
    Scotie
     

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