Time Capsule 4th Gen extremely slow?

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  1. xdunlapx macrumors newbie

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    Is it common for the TC to be so very slow? I am getting ready to sell the TC and my MBP due to bills that need paid and had manually moved all non-Time Machine manual file backups to another drive but it took days to do it as I was only getting approx, 1-2 MB/s transefer speed. The USB drive I plugged into the TC is a USB 3.0 Buffalo brand drive that is quite fast when plugged into my MBP but the TC itself is awfully slow. I did hook up my MBP to the TC via ethernet in the hopes it would be faster but no, it wasn't.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Why not simply archive the Time Capsule to the USB drive? Those speeds are quite slow for a USB drive.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

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  4. xdunlapx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will not have access to a Mac. I am selling mine on a popular auction site to pay bills. So I needed to manually move all files so that a PC running Linux or Windows could access them.

    It's not the Buffalo drive that is slow but the TC making it slow because it itself is crawling.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You can archive the disk in AirPort Utility which clones the data on the Time Capsule to the USB hard drive. It does not require a Mac. There is some information on the archive function here.
     

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