Super Long Transfer Rate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattytothemax, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. mattytothemax macrumors newbie

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    Why is it that to transfer stuff from one of my externals to another one is so slow using my mac? 120g - 3 days?


    Wow.
     
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040

    dusk007

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    It all depends on the controller/connector.
    I am assuming USB 2.0. That is slow and if both device hand on the same controller the speeds is cut in half because reading and writing takes bandwidth.

    3 days is a lot.
    Are you using NTFS-3G by any chance and writing to NTFS volumes. NTFS-3G is free but horribly slow. Either change partitions to exFAT or buy a decent NTFS driver like Paragon's.
     

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