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?