Snow Leopard and Firewire 400

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shuttleworth, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Shuttleworth macrumors regular

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    #1
    Anyone else noticed FW400 being very slow after converting to SL?

    My Aperture library is on a 1TB drive in a FW400/USB2 enclosure.
    After SL install, importing became painfully slow, taking 40 mins to import less than 2GB from SD card.

    I did the usual Aperture things, vacuuming, rebuilding the library, deleting the plist, no better.

    I tried moving the file from the SD card to the FW drive using finder, and again it said it'd take 40mins.

    I copied it to my desktop then tried to copy it to the FW drive, again 40 mins.

    I connected the drive using the USB2 cable, and it did it in 'about a minute'.

    I guess the issue is probably compatibility of the FW drive firmware with SL, but I've no idea how I'd update that!
     
  2. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I have a 2008 Mac Pro and I haven't noticed any slowdown on FW400.

    I ran Time Machine for the first time since the install, and it did 14GB of backup to my external enclosure in a reasonable amount of time (not sure what, but certainly not hours and hours).
     
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    yeah i haven't noticed any changes on my Mac mini either w/ the FW400.

    sorry bud :/
     
  4. Shuttleworth thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've read that some people have problems and some don't, it must be related to my particular HD enclosure.
     

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