MacBook Pro :: USB Transfer Speeds Slowed Down?

Jun 12, 2010

My girlfriend just got a new MacBook Pro and I've been helping her transfer software and such to her computer from my MacBook Pro. When I was transferring games to a USB 2.0 flash drive (it was only 25% full and it is 2GB), it was freezing up when transferring multiple things. So, I stopped everything, and transferred everything one at a time. Well, it took between 5-10 minutes to transfer a 50MB game! When I plugged the drive into her computer it took all but 30 seconds to transfer. Is this difference accounted for by the .14 GHz processor bump from my 2.26 to her 2.4? Or should I be concerned about this slow speed? My computer is little over a year old now and I've already had the logic board replaced.

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MacBook Air :: Wifi Transfer Speeds Seem Much Slower Than My Mac Pro?

Nov 20, 2010

I have a new MBA (4GB), which I am very pleased with but I can't figure out why its wifi transfer speeds seem much slower than my Mac Pro. The MBA gets a max of about 250 kb/s while the Mac Pro gets over 1000. I'm wondering whether there's some adjustment that would speed up the MBA.

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Apr 18, 2009

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Jan 22, 2010

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1) My optical drive sometimes keeps making this noise every 10sec even without a disc in it, is it normal?

2) My hard drive sometimes makes this noise even when there is no disk activity (I checked with Activity, again is this normal? I remember hearing the same noise on my old PC when there was some heavy disk activity; but on my Mac it does it for no reason.

3) Can you recommend me a fan control software for Windows 7? Having to boot on OS X, set the fans at 5000rpm and reboot every time I want to do some gaming is pretty tiring

4) I was making a little video with iMovie today, I only added a photo and a mp3 file but suddenly my computer started getting slow, that's when I noticed it was actually taking 2.20Gb of memory.

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6) I have low transfer speeds to/from USB drives, around 5Mbytes/sec while my friend with his 2006 HP laptop could achieve around 20Mbytes/sec with the same USB drive. No, it's not funny.

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Hardware :: 5GHz Wireless LAN Transfer Speeds

Jun 19, 2010

Got a question for all you people experienced with wireless LAN transfers over a 5GHz 802.11n network. I just got myself a new AirPort Extreme and a 2TB hard drive. I'm planning on using this 2TB hard drive as a media server, but only for one stationary MacBook that I have hooked up in the living room. Here's my problem: If I plug the hard drive directly into the AirPort Extreme and transfer something from my iMac in my bedroom, the speeds are fantastic. I definitely see the 5GHz speed bump, and can transfer a 4GB file in just a few minutes. However, since the MacBook isn't that powerful, streaming a movie over WiFi seems to skip the playback a bit.

I would love to have the server plugged into the MacBook to avoid this skipping. I've tried playing a movie off a USB drive and it plays perfectly fine. However, when I transfer a movie from my iMac to the hard drive hooked up to the MacBook, the transfer speed is much, much slower (what would normally take a few minutes takes about 15). Why is it doing this? Is this normal, or should the transfer speed be theoretically the same as if the drive were plugged into the AirPort? I double checked that this MacBook is in fact connected to the 5GHz network (although it's at 270mbps instead of 300, but I don't think that should make that big of a difference).

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Apr 9, 2012

Our still photographic studio has a range of MACs all connected via a gigabit D-Link switch to a series of Buffalo NAS raids. Wiring is CAT5e, all devices have gigabit ethernet cards and the link lights on the switch suggest that all devices are connected at that speed.We currently get file transfer rates of between 5 and 12 MB/s depending on network traffic.We would like to upgrade our NAS to a NAS/SAN, preferably using the existing wiring (and avoid the expense of Fibrenet). 50 or 60MB/s would be great if possible.Any suitable architecture and Hardware. Cable lengths are a maximum of 30 metres.

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Dec 1, 2010

So I've been using a 1TB Time Capsule for a while now with my old HP and recently purchased a MacPro [15 inch base model]. My room mate has a recent model Macbook as well as an older iMac. We have a 50MBPS internet connection through our local ISP. More or less I am looking for advice on how to make sure our network is:

1. Secure.
2. Faster transfer speeds between all of our computers to and from the Time Capsule. [Where to find / adjust / optimize these settings]
3. Utilize our internet connection to it's fullest potential.

I am mostly concerned with my machine [optimizing it that is.] then the rest of the computers in the house. Go slow and use medium sized words as I am still wading into the world of Mac.

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Jun 6, 2009

I recently acquired an Airport Extreme Base Station. Its the previous generation - i.e. the one that does not have the dual band technology. I am getting extremely poor upload speeds to this drive while trying to backup (using time machine) or transferring even small files. Generally the transfer speeds are less than 1 mb/sec. Is this normal? I was under the impression that under wireless N, these transfer speeds would be much faster. I am literally within 5 feet of the router.

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Slow Fileshare Transfer Speeds Using SMB

Mar 25, 2012

I'm running Lion Server on a Mac Mini and using SMB to share files between the server and both Windows and Mac machines. I can't figure out why I can only get 2 Mb/s transfer speeds between the server and the other machines. I'm quite certain I'm not limited by my network and the disk write speeds clearly exceed 2 Mb/s. Possible to boost this speed or is this an actual limit of SMB or Lion Server?

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Mac Pro :: Very Slow Transfer Speeds With External Hard Drives Through Firewire And USB?

Nov 30, 2008

My external drives transfer very slowly on my MacPro. I've been searching for answers and have turned up very little.

Just to make a note, I measured my disk speeds with both AJA System Test and copying files between drives and reading the Disk Activity in Activity Monitor.

I have 3 external drives, all MyBook Premium or Professional, 1x 500GB, 1x 1TB and 2x 1TB in RAID 0. I had them on Firewire 400 and the RAID 0 2TB one on Firewire 800. My transfers on FW were all around 24MB/sec on all drives (much less than what I should be getting with FW400). I then read somewhere that the FW bus on the MacPro uses the slowest speed connected for all FW connections. So I unplugged everything but the FW800 Raid 0 drive and my transfer rate jumped to 40-60MB/sec. This is much better, but still about half or so of what I expect it should be producing from an external RAID 0 setup.

To keep my FW800 backup drive faster, I've plugged the other two into USB2.0. The transfer speeds on both drives are now hideous, around 10-15MB/sec. This is so slow, but I'm not sure what to try to fix my speeds.

The HD's in the external drives are all 7200rpm, and all should be transferring at a higher rate. Do you have any suggestions or ideas? Ideally I'd like to get everything transferring at rates they should be transferring at, but I'll settle with my current FW800 speed of 40-60MB/sec if I can get my other two drives transferring at a non-snail pace.

Is this a common issue? I can't believe I'm the only one plugging multiple external hard drives into their Mac Pro. I hope someone has a fix or solution for this. I'm all ears!

System: Mac Pro (early 2008) Mac OS X (10.5.5) 3.2Ghz 8-core - 16GB Ram - 4x1TB SATA - GeForce 8800GT - Dell 30" 3008WFP A02 - Gateway 21" FPD2185W - 3xMyBook external drives

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MacBook Pro :: It Slowed Down Considerably

Apr 22, 2012

My MacBook Pro has considerably slowed down. There are many popup windows prompting me to click offering solution to improve the speed . Is it safe to use them? What should I do to restore the speed?

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MacBook Pro :: It Slowed Down Significantly

May 15, 2012

My Macbook Pro 13' with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 500 gb in my Macintosh HD slowed down so much all of a sudden. I tried everything, resetting NVRAM and PRAM, tried to repair the disk and also tried to repair disk permissions, but to no avail. I even tried to reformat it and reinstalled Mac OSx 10.6.7 using the installation disc and also upgraded it to 10.6.8. It's working better after I reformatted it, but somehow its still slow. Its not laggy but in whatever I do, the stupid rainbow wheel/spinning beachball keeps coming up. Even the simplest of things take a long time to process, like opening safari. Also, the boot up is taking such a long time and it is not as smooth as before. So, because of this I'm starting to suspect that theres a problem with my processor?

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Sep 18, 2009

my early 09 macbook came with 2g ram. i bought 2 sticks of samsung 2g to up my ram to 4, but system seems to run slower.

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Jun 18, 2012

I've been having a problem with Gmail being incredibly slow on my MacBook Air.  It's not my connection because it happens wherever I am, but I don't have the problem on my iPhone. It's been going on for a month or so, and I've tried disabling the labs but that hasn't helped.  I'm nowhere near the memory capacity.

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Mar 20, 2012

i have been using my MBP for a month and now after the update to 10.7.3 from has slowed used to take 20 sec. to boot and now it takes about 35-45 sec. to boot there any way i can bring it back to fast boot...

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Apr 16, 2012

Machine Details:Macbook Pro 13inch model  (2011)/Core i5 4gb RAM 250gb Standard harddrive 

The laptop was running like a dream and much better than I remembered my last mac (Macintosh LC) ever did. Ive had minor hickups this last year (a trackpad that went bust under warranty and a broken power supply) otherwise its been a wonderfull experience. The final hiccup that might be a cause, not sure hence I will mention it is that my battery is Conditon: Replace Now for about a month now.  

The laptop, as always was left ON, on its own connected to the wifi home network, when I returned the computer was working very slow. Any load on the harddrive/CPU. The cursor starts lagging (jumping), any keypresses are registered with a 2-10second delay. Any vidoes that i would try to play would suffer freezes in framerates/jams but audio remained fine. First step i was afraid that i may have contracted one of the new trojans so i downloaded an antivirus program, scanned the drive, but came out clean. Second step was to format the drive and perform a fresh install of OSX but no luck. Being inexperienced in Apple products i assumed that my harddrive (used to PCs) was on the fritz and went out and bought a 160gb Western Digital Black series 2.5inch harddrive.

I placed in my installation OS 10.6 CD formatted the drive through the disk utility and performed a fresh install. Before doing any steps I went through the update cycle a couple of times till only the thunderbolt update remained (havent updated as I never used it). Sadly it hasnt solved the problems with cursor repsonse lag, video playback, and keyboard input lag under load. On this install I have performed:

Verify Disk Permissions Many were found so I performed Repair Disk Permissions
Verify Disk Came up with "Appears to be OK"
performed a Pram reset (CMD+option +P +R) 

My main problem is that I live in europe nowadays (Poland to be precise) and cant go to a genius bar as they dont exist, and sadly the support is a tad behind the US standards and any minor repair will be at least a 4 week wait?

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Aug 20, 2010

I replaced the hd in my 13" macbook pro with a western digital blue, 500gb. My concern is that the computer is not as snappy as I think it should be. I understand that I might have installed a hard drive with a motion sensor and that the motion sensor of the hd may conflict with the motion sensor of the mac itself and that might be the source of the slowdown? If so, which sensor should I deactivate, the mac's of the hard drive's?

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Nov 25, 2009

I just purchased my Imac 2 days ago, I am new to Mac. I was trying to install Iwork09, and had the following programs on : Itunes (music playing), 2 USB flash memory, Safari. And the system just slowed down. There was no response, so what I did was to just turn the power off and restart. Everything ran smoothly again...

When I get stuck how should I turn off the MAC? I trying Force Quit, but it wouldn't work...Also I like running computer very simple with no clutter, how do I change the start up programs? Any maintanence I need to do so the system runs smoothly and fast?

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Mar 8, 2010

I've never had these kind of problems with Leopard on my G5, neither on Tiger. Both having installed less than 4 GB of RAM. SL seems to have changed the RAM management quite a bit. I don't know if it's the video memory that is causing SL to slow down the whole system so much that it has to page out each and every newly opened Safari tab or PS document to HDD. Here is a screen shot of the RAM usage: In other words, the page-outs are taking place even despite the supposed FREE Inactive RAM...

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Feb 22, 2012

My iMac is running extremely slow (10-15 minutes to open up small simple applications). I ran Disk Utility and when I repaired permissions, I noticed a warning ( Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ ent" has been modified and will not be repaired. ) I then attempted to run Disk Utility from the DVD, but that gave me a fail error. Is there any recourse other than wiping the disk and re-installing all software?

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Jun 13, 2012

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Jul 25, 2009

Don't know what has happened, but my Internet connection seems to have slowed to a crawl. I originally thought it was Safari - but it's slow on Mail as well.

What could cause this?

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ive been having a problem with my computer - it's one of three on a home network, the other two are PCs. Recently, my internet access slowed to a SNAILS PACE (~ 30 kbps!) while my roomates are still experiencing net life as usual (4 Mbps...)

im not very tech saavy, but after three dys of research and trouble shooting, and ruling out gazillions of possibilties, its come to my attention that i may be suffering a DENIAL OF SERVICE attack.

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May 23, 2009

I currently have a 2007 20" IMac the specs are 2.0ghz 4 gb ram 240 gb hd. While this machine does run all my programs it does so with a lot of lag. I have a huge itunes library (90 GB) and an even bigger iphoto collection. (Over 70,000 8mp photos). The issue is when I launch iphoto it takes awhile to launch (60 seconds plus) the same issue with itunes (30 seconds to load album artwork ect.). Don't get me wrong its not unbearable just not as snappy as I would like.

The question is will the top end 2009 IMac be a worthy upgrade or should I wait 1 more year. I would hate to spend 2400 dollars for something thats not noticeably faster. I tried the new IMac in best buy and it felt really zippy however they have like 90 photos and 15 songs in itunes. Is it just me or do these apps really slow down when you throw a ton of files at them. Anyways I am starting to ramble.

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