Slow Backup Speed - Help Needed Super Fast!

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

  1. stimpy macrumors newbie

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    Feb 6, 2009
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    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

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    Feb 6, 2009
    #2
    Plugged into my Mac rather than the keyboard and now faster :)
     

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