So i have finally decided to start using time machine instead of manually hooking up a hard drive and cloning my internal HD with disk utility. I hooked up my external HD to my airport extreme. Everything works as it should, my only problem is that this initial backup has been running for about 15 hours so far and only copied 81GB out of 188GB. Is it normal for it to be this slow or is there something i should try to adjust that might speed it up? Someone help me before i cry. I really don't want to leave my macbook open for the next 2 days for this backup.