Why does my external HD take so long to load?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knobtwiddler, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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    I have a Seagate 2TB external HD formatted as MS-DOS FAT and it takes a few minutes to load on my macbook. It loads up quickly on the imac which it was formatted on. I've never had a HD do this. Any way to speed it up?
     
  2. MacTribe macrumors member

    MacTribe

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    If you havent got much on it yet, try re-formatting on the slow Mac and see if it improves anything.

    Does it have to be in FAT32 format?
     
  3. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

    knobtwiddler

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