Super Long Transfer Rate?

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

  1. mattytothemax macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2013
    Why is it that to transfer stuff from one of my externals to another one is so slow using my mac? 120g - 3 days?

  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    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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