Problems with Large Data Transfers USB HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raquiros, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. raquiros macrumors member

    raquiros

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    I recently purchased a 100GB HDD 2.5 SATA and an USB 2.0 Enclosure... I backed up all of my data correctly except for the single iPhoto Library file which is like 29GB... I try to copy it to the USB Drive and it starts ok with a lot of noise on the HDD, and then it stops... have happened at 5GB, 10GB, 25GB of transfer.... I haven't been able to complete this transfer and Im wondering what am I doing wrong or if there's a different way...

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. raquiros thread starter macrumors member

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    NTFS-3G....:confused:
     
  4. Eric. macrumors regular

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    It sounds like the drive isn't getting enough power. My 320GB portable drive from OWC does the same thing if its hooked up to a USB controller on my PC that is also used by something else. Do you have a power supply for the HDD? If not, try different USB ports.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You should try and use a powered USB hub as well.

    Of course the best thing is to get a firewire drive next time ;)
     
  6. raquiros thread starter macrumors member

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    In fact the HDD enclosure itself came with a USB cable which has two USBs inputs for connecting to the laptop... but I decided to change it with a single USB cable since I didn't see any side effects... do you think that's the problem? is there any app for monitoring the external HDD or USB ports? I will try it tonight
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Are you talking about the 2 headed cable? Then yes connect them to 2 separate USB ports…
     

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