Time Capsule backups slow

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macboy4, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. macboy4 macrumors regular

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    I have a 13" MacBook Pro and it took just under 30 minutes to do a 2GB Time Machine backup. Given what I've heard about how slow Time Capsule is I would have thought nothing of it EXCEPT that my wife's MacBook only took 4 minutes to do a 2GB Time Machine backup.

    They're both setup wirelessly (N). I don't know how they could be setup differently in a way that would cause this problem.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. macboy4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    False alarm. Stupidly, I didn't take the presence of walls into consideration. In my original "test" the two computers were equidistance apart, but the MB had line of sight to the TC, the MBP had a couple of walls between.

    When I repeated this test with them sitting next to each other on my coffee table the MBP actually bested the MB.

    Good thing I didn't actually need help, cuz it didn't come :)
     

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