Slow FireWire HDD Performance

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bobber205, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    #1
    Suddenly, out of the blue, my firewire HDD will perform very poorly. If I reboot or unplug the HDD or something, it'll go back up.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Jun 27, 2007
    #2
    Might be dying. Backup data while you can.

    For all external drives, after you eject, you should allow somewhere around 5-10 seconds for the drive to spin down before using the power switch to turn it off. Doing that reduces problems.
     

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