Slow Backup Speed - Help Needed Super Fast!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stimpy, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. stimpy macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Hi - I run backups via my MacPro (2.6 Dual Core, 2 GB RAM. 10.5.8) onto a Lacie 300GB external Hard Drive.

    I usually use Time Machine, but that got full - so I wiped the disc of old stuff, and tried again.

    The backup was painfully slow - I left it overnight, and this morning it had backed up only 40GB.

    So I stopped it and just dragged my folders directly - this is just as slow, if not slower, and is reporting 85 Hours to backup everything - which is nearly 4 days!!!!!!.

    I am backing up 186 GB

    This really is no good as I need to take my HD away with me in 24 hours time.

    IS this normal speed?
  2. stimpy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Plugged into my Mac rather than the keyboard and now faster :)

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