Hardware :: Speed Of Downloads From Memory Card Faster To External Hard Drive Or To Computer?

Dec 2, 2010

which is faster & more efficient? to download photo & or video content from a memory card directly to an external hard drive? or to the computers main drive & then move to the external hard drive?

I am after faster transfer/download speeds with less hang ups

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Intel Mac :: Format External Drive/memory Card?

May 9, 2012

Is there a place on my imac to format memory cards or external hard drives?

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May 1, 2012

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Feb 8, 2010

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Oct 27, 2010

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Sep 19, 2010

My WD firewire 800 drive has stopped working, I can hear it spinning when I plug it in but the light doesn't come on and my computer doesn't recognize it. I've tried both the firewire and usb connections.

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Aug 11, 2010

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Software :: External Hard Drive Crashing Computer

Apr 9, 2009

I have a hard drive that I connect to my computer via an IDE to USB adapter. It works quite well, most of the time. A couple days ago I tried copying a large file to the drive (which is in FAT-16 I think) and the copy froze after 28 MB. The hard drive failed to eject, so I just disconnected it without ejecting. After I dismissed the device removal warning, I immediately plugged the HD back in and opened disk utility. I tried to reformat it, but the computer froze and my screen dimmed and the warning came up telling me to reboot in several different languages.

Now, whenever I plug in the hard drive, it is not acknowledged by the computer at all. I always end up unplugging it after a couple minutes. After I unplug it, a folder with the name of the drive (which happens to be "untitled") appears on the desktop, but I can't do anything with it. This folder is classified as a disk and it is acknowledged by Disk Utility. A couple minutes after I disconnect the HD, Mac OS X always quits and I have to reboot. How can I repair this hard drive? How can I get Disk Utility to acknowledge it?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Restore Computer From External Hard Drive

Apr 10, 2012

I recently had to re install a new hard drive and I'm trying to restore my computer from my external hard drive... how do I do that?

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Intel Mac :: Will An USB 3 External Hard Drive Work On An USB 2 Computer?

Jun 2, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Why Won't Computer Recognize External Hard Drive Anymore

Feb 21, 2012

I have an external hard drive I was using all morning. This afternoon, the hard drive isn't showing up on my desktop. It does show up in my system profiler under usb. When I go to disk utility to repair it, it isn't there.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: After Downloading To External Hard Drive, Computer Won't Start Up

Jul 1, 2012

the only screen I get is the apple logo then an x, and ? mark.  it keeps repeating this. computer was new to a backup on external hard drive.  Iphotos were put on external then trashed. about 3200 images.  I thought this was slowing it up. the  macbook pro  it is non functional now. aboaut a 3-4 year old computer.

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MacBook Pro :: FAT Formatted External Hard Drive Is Not Readable By This Computer

Jun 2, 2014

when I insert my 'FAT' formatted external hard drive (Samsung M3) into my mac book pro it comes up with the error message that says "the inserted disk is not readable by this computer" and I therefore cannot access the files. The story (potential further details): 

1. I had a problem with my mac where it took hours to load each time I turned it on, would only work when power was plugged in etc. so I had to reformat my mac hard drive (when I tried to veriify it said repair, that wouldn't work). So i'm starting with a recently reformatted, clean mac. 

2. Before doing this I reformatted my external hard drive (whilst on windows machine) to FAT32 (so I can use on both windows and mac) so that I could back up my files. 

3. I then transferred files from mac onto external hard drive and then also put them on a windows machine. 

4. After reformatting mac hard drive when I then tried to transfer files back onto the mac I get the 'not readable' error. 

MacBook Pro, iOS 7.1

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Applications :: Recovery Speed Based On The Hard Drive Speed?

May 21, 2010

I'm using Data Rescue III on a USB powered hard drive with and it's taking a very long time with my iMac G5... It says 42,291 hours remaining (about 5 years) If I did it on my Mac Pro would it go faster, or is the recovery speed based on the hard drive speed?

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MacBook Pro :: Improperly Ejected External Hard Drive Is Not Displaying On Computer?

Jun 20, 2014

My external hard drive has been repeatedly ejected improperly and now it is not displaying on my computer, not even in disk utility.  How do I re-mount this external hard drive?  In the past when this has happened, all I had to do was go to Disk Utility or use DiskWarrior to fix the issue but now it won't even show up in either of these apps.  

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Apr 12, 2009

i have a 1.5 Mbps AT&T DSL connection, and multiple speed tests show a download speed of 1.2 Mbps (and 200 Kbps upload). when i download files, such as software updates from Apple, various podcasts, and even Silverlight from Microshaft, the speed is always between 140 - 160 Kbps. i contacted AT&T, and the rep said it was because of buffering by the servers i was receiving the files from. is this a reasonable explanation? is this an accurate use of the term "buffering"?

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MacBook Pro :: Toshiba External Hard Drive - This Disk Not Readable By This Computer Message?

Dec 8, 2009

I just bought a new 1 TB external hard drive for back up purposes. When i connect it via USB to my Snow Leopard macbook pro, it gives me a "this disk not readable by this computer message". I click ignore, and it lets me do whatever i want to the disk - read, write, etc. I have tried repair disk - tells me it's good to go, and tried reformatting several times - thought not zero disk data or the 7 pass bs.

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Aug 26, 2010

I have a iMac DV G3/500 (Special Edition) from summer 2000. Anyway, I am using Mac OS 10.2.8. Recently, my start up disk's memory has gone done from 1.2 GB available free space to 668MB (currently). I haven't saved anything on this disk so I can not understand why this memory has dissappeared. I have also had icons on the start up menu disappear. Could someone please tell me how I can restore the missing memory?

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MacBook :: Download Photos And Short Videos From Memory Card To Computer?

Apr 27, 2012

I am trying to transfer some pics and short videos from my camera.  When I plug in the memory card with the card reader into the USB nothing happens.  I cannot find what tab on this computer to get downloads started.


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Intel Mac :: How To Get Hard Drive To Read / Write Faster

Jun 21, 2012

I just had the hard drive replaced in my IMac and it only at 1 to 1 or maybe 2 to 1 speed. my old one did over 10 to 1. car it be speeded up? Any way to get hard drive to read/ write faster?

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OS X :: Open A Port To Enable Faster Downloads?

Jun 3, 2009

I have just bought my first mac, an imac 24" standard model. I am operating on the bigpond network and have a 2wire 2701HGV-W router and am connected via ethernet. I want to be able to open a port to enable faster downloads as my current download speed is around 12kbps...it takes days to get a movie. I am not very computer literate, so if anyone can help me please make the instructions idotproof as i am in that category.

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OS X :: Port Forwarding Walkthrough - Getting Faster Downloads

Jun 9, 2009

I have read alot about what port forwarding is. I just need help with getting faster downloads on transmission because most of the time even with like 174 seeders it takes days.

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Jul 4, 2012

Is it possible to get a camera memory card out of the cd drive

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MacBook Air :: External Storage - Faster Light USB Drive To Hold Media

Oct 30, 2010

My main computer is a MPB17 with 256gb SSD and 750gb HD in an optibay. I have huge media libraries and like to have ready access to all my photos and videos. I have a Gen 1 Air that I use at home for mail and surfing and I have been using my iPad for mail and web when out. I have a max spec 11" Air arriving this week. It weighs the same as my iPad with Vaja case so I'm going to take it everywhere and leave the iPad for a reader in bed. Now I'm starting to think I might leave the 17" in my office and sync the 11" Air up and use if when I'm out. Problem is I want a fast, light USB drive to hold my media. Ideally with USB and FW so I can sync it fast with the MBPro.

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Jun 5, 2009

I've been looking at a number of different Firewire 800 enclosures to use with my new Mac Mini and I have seen lots of complaints with almost all the enclosures that I have investigated, including the Newertech MiniStack v3 which I thought should be a good one. A recent enclosure I came across that I haven't seen any bad reviews about is the Icy Dock (MB559UEB-1S). I'd like to know if others are using this and what they think about it. The next question has to do with the type of hard drive to put into the enclosure. Is it worth getting a high performance drive, or will the Firewire 800 interface be the bottleneck even with an average speed drive?

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Nov 27, 2010

If you put 1600 non-ecc ram in a Mac pro, will it utilize the faster speeds and possible lower timings or will it down clock to regular MacPro ram speed and timings?

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OS X :: Disappearing Memory From Hard Drive / Reduces Drive Space While Watching Movie

Jul 20, 2010

I have been running out of hard drive space and have deleted a whole bunch of files... even deleted all the languages i didn't need from all my applications... about a week ago i freed up around 2GB.... but without saving and downloading anything my free space is now 70MB!! All I have been doing is watching streamed videos and I notice this reduces the drive space as I'm watching it!! Even opening firefox and some websites drops my memory by 0.1MB. I can't find anywhere where temporary files might be so i can delete them.

I never used to have this problem but I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that I now use wireless internet through a phone provider and a USB modem rather than my previous WiFi via cable broadband. Can anybody shed some light on what is stealing my memory when browsing?

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Mar 24, 2009

New to the Mac world here,and really diggin my G4,which I got for free.But I need help with a frustrating situation. Here's the specs: Powermac Gigabit Ethernet dual 500 mHz G4,40 GB primary and 160 GB slave HDs,2 GB RAM,and a fresh install of Tiger with almost nothing downloaded,basically,a brand new machine. The issue: both firefox and Safari are sludgy on internet speed--watching Youtube videos,using Facebook,etc. It's not an ish with my router or modem--my older PC's blaze. it's really frustrating,and I've maxed out the RAM,so I want to know if an upgrade to a 1.8 or 2.0 processor will alleviate this problem once and for all,or if I have a boat anchor. Honestly,I don't do hardcore computing,just burn DVDs,a little photoshop,and play on the internet. There's no reason it should be so damn sluggish watchibng streaming video or simply writing on someone's 'wall' on Facebook.

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OS X :: Connect To 2 Wireless Networks For Faster Speed?

Jul 1, 2009

wondering if its possible to connect to two wireless networks to combine their connections and get a greater speed. in the 2 offices at work we have 2 separate wireless connections. one for the sales team, one for the support team. now my mac picks up both of them fine and i can connect. but im wondering can i connect to both networks and get a faster speed? i have a standard macbook (white one). would i need to buy a secondary wireless device like a usb wireless device and install that and connect to each network with each wireless device?

if yes how would i go about joining them together for combined speed. if not then can someone fill me in? or can i connect my standard mac wifi device to 2 networks at the same time? im a mac n00b - since last august so go easy on me

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