Slow HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maxjg, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. maxjg macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Hey Guys,
    I just got a new MacBook Pro, so I put my old iMac (well not old, but older) in another room to use as a media Mac. I just did a clean install from the Leopard disc, and now the hard drive seems REALLY slow (copying files (media files specifically) from one place on the internal HDD to another runs at about a megabyte a second). Any ideas as to what might be causing this?
  2. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Perhaps spotlight's indexing is to blame, but I dont know if it indexes after a clean install. Check to see if it's spotlight.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Verify disk and repair permissions. See if that helps. Your drive may be failing.
  4. maxjg thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2006
    I hadn't thought of Spotlight, but it doesn't appear to be indexing (no dot in the icon). I was repairing permissions as of the first post, I'll let you guys know if it helps.

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