Slow File Transfer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jason_Bryan, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    Over the last few weeks the speed at which files transfer from my iMac to my external firewire drive seems to have slowed down. It takes about 2 minutes per GB. Can anyone suggest a way of increasing the speed at which they transfer.
    The external drive is only half full and connected by Firewire 400
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Just curious have you/can you transfer files using the USB?
    My USB 2 transfers about a Gig/min. That would give an idea if its the external or problems with your FW connection.
     
  3. cometa macrumors newbie

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    disk optimizations utilities

    my guess would be your hard drive instead of usb or firewire. your disks may just be getting a bit messy at the directory level... try running disk warrior, drive genius, or something similar; they should get your hard drive speeds back to normal.
     
  4. Jason_Bryan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the ideas. I don't have any 3rd party software for checking / fixing my drives. I have run Disk Utilities, and they say the disks are OK. The drive is Firewire only so I can't check it against USB.
     

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