Slow USB3 Stick

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by nkonstas, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. nkonstas macrumors newbie

    nkonstas

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I'm running a VMWare fusion image from a USB stick (SanDisk 128G) and although most of the time everything is smooth & fast every few minutes the virtual machine freezes and I get a spinning beachball. That lasts for 5-10 seconds and then goes back to normal.

    My computer is a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)

    I checked the console message but cannot find anything useful. Wondering if this is expected/normal behaviour?

    Thanks
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Auckland
    #2
    Can you move the image to the internal drive and try there, then you might rule in/out the SD card. Pretty sure Apple never envisaged running code from the SD slot though so you might be in unknown territory...
     
  3. nkonstas thread starter macrumors newbie

    nkonstas

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    Thanks - So, I had the image on the internal drive (SSD) and was working fine but I was running out of space so I moved the imaged to the USB stick
     

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