Really slow file trans from mac pro to wd my studio 2 firewire 800

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steveOooo, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2008
    Im currently transferring 387GB of data from Documents to WD My studio 2 via FW800.

    I did the same back up yesterday using a WD USB3 2TB Essentials and it did it in within 4 hours (USB 2).

    Why is it taking so long? Is this a sign of a dead hdd?

    I made a back up of my documents and want a second as im doing a fresh install....

    EDIT! it now says 9 days!

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  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Cancel copy, reboot, and try again. FW800 should be much faster than USB2, but I'm sure you know that already.
  3. Macsonic macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2009
    Try to wait for a few more minutes and see if the progress bar completion time becomes shorter as the copying goes on. Like the days will become hours as the copying progresses.
  4. steveOooo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2008
    Alas, it was a faulty WD my studio drive - I had two fail in one week! Both out of warranty so bought a inatek USB bay to put the failed drives in - one was completely dead, the other has been ok

    Inatek USB 3.0 docking station -

    Oh and amazon just sent me another WD my studio with no exterior packaging!

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