Seagate FreeAgent Pro slowing down system!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by QCassidy352, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    #1
    I got a seagate freeagent pro usb/firewire external HD recently, and just yesterday got it hooked up to my home setup (the HD connects to a cinema display with firewire, and the display connects to my macbook).

    It seemed fine when I used it with just the macbook, but now the new HD is causing terrible slowdowns. Applications are taking 4-5x as long to launch as when the HD is off. Disk utility says both the internal macbook HD and the seagate are fine. Suggestions?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Can you isolate what is going on when the external drive is attached? Is Spotlight indexing it? Or some other process?
     
  3. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    nothing, as far as I can tell. Spotlight has already indexed it, and it has very little backing up to do (TM changes).
     

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