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Oct 21, 2008

I recemtly purchased a G4 at a local thrift store for $10. After repairing the processor and installing and updating os X 10.4 on a 20g drive I added and additional 100g drive for music and videos. The 20g drive read/write is fine and writing to the 100g works fine also. When attempting to view videos located on the 100g drive, the system hangs. when using itunes it must rebuffer every few seconds.

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Slow Read And Write Speed?

Mar 30, 2012

I have an early 2009 macbook, with 320 GB hard drive and running OS Lion, after i upgraded my os to lion, the computer ran perfectly normal, although a little bit slower than running snow Leopard. However, recently I notice my mac become very slow, got rainbow wheel even when i open the safari. then I use the black magic to test the hard disk speed, it appears the read and write speed is only a little over 30mb/s.

i have recently change my keyboard at apple store, I notice my mac slow down after that, do you think it would related?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Nov 29, 2007

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More importantly, the drive somehow has a complete duplicate of my other drive. Everything! Also, it updates with things that that I download or add to my Panther drive. How is this, if I did an erase and format using Utility? I'd like to use this 2nd HD as a backup HD (if I can ever get an install DVD to open). Why doesn't the 2nd HD show in the Start up Disc Window? How do I successfully erase it and format this 2nd HD? How would I run a different OS on this 2nd HD?

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May 1, 2012

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Jun 18, 2012

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Nov 20, 2009

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Oct 29, 2010

Time to get rid of the stuttering window animations of my Mac Pro. Both my additional displays (Dell 2007FP) show very slow window animations, watching videos also lags.

The centre display (30" ACD) is perfectly fine. The displays themselves are not the problem, I've tested them with my laptop and they are fine there.

I also tested all graphics cards configurations possible:

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- 30" to 4870, 1 20" to 4870, 1 20" to GT120

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The latter is what is running now (and what I'd like to keep it).

I really don't have any clue what might cause the lag.

Did anything change in OS X?

I never had this kind of problem with previous display setups. Everything was perfectly lag free.

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Jul 6, 2009

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Mar 24, 2012

My Macbook Pro suddenly won't read my 750GB WD Elements Hard drive.It was working earlier today but when I went to press play on my TV show in VLC it said the files couldn't be read. So i reopended them all and they still didn't work. I closed down all programs running that could possibly be using my hard drive but it said it was being used so I force ejected it and when I plugged it back in it didn't work.

It comes up with an error message "this disk can't be read by this computer" but it still shows up in disk utility. In disk utility though it says it is a 2.2TB hard drive which confuses me. also I the buttons for "verify disk" and "repair disk" are greyed out.

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Apr 1, 2012

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Aug 27, 2014

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Sep 5, 2010

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Oct 13, 2010

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Mar 25, 2012

I recently borrowed my brother's laptop to use as a media station for listening to music from, and watching movies, in order to free up some space on my main macbook. In trying to migrate some files over, I discovered that my hard drive, a 320 GB WD Elements drive, is having some problems which I've never encountered before. It has always worked fine in the past, but now I can't transfer any files to or from it, from either computer.  In all of my troubleshooting, I've gotten various errors, (-36, -50), and various messages saying how the device can't be read or written from, or how some files contian unreadable data, etc.Disk Utility found an unused node when verifying the disk, and notified me that the disk needed to be repaired.I then used Disk Utility, which said it was able to successfully repair it, but the same problem remains, and after verifying the disk, it still says it needs to be repaired.I've tried to find any files that may be causing the problem, and was finally able to delete a seemingly troublesome file that was stuck in my trash bin from the external drive after trying various apps, (ie Trash It, Cocktail, What's Keeping Me?).This didn't end up solving anything...I've used terminal to eliminate some other potentially problematic files, with no luck still, and I'm not too confident with Terminal so I don't want to be messing around too much without more guidance.

I've used Disk Warrior to try to solve the problem, but still with no success.When I use the app to Check All Files and Folders, it does so for only a few seconds, then reports that "An unexpected error ocurred while attempting to perform file operations" for several files, and that several files' "Property list is damaged and cannot be repaired".  When using Disk Warrior to REBUILD the drive, the app pauses for about 15 seconds, then says that it can't be rebuilt because it is in use.Again, I've used the What's Keeping Me? app to kill any activity with the drive, and the same error occurs.I've spent a lot of time trying to sort this out.

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Mar 29, 2012

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Jun 21, 2012

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Jun 22, 2012

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Apr 17, 2009

I'm finding my MBA rev b to be quite slow opening apps, I bought the 1.6 ghz 120gb model.

It seems like everything's rather slow to open. I have 30gb free on the hard drive, iTunes, Safari (5 tabs) TextWrangler and mail open all day.

If I ever need to go into Firefox it takes a fair while to get up and running. I ran some xbench scores and it seems very slow on the random reads, oddly it was much quicker writing to the disk than reading.

Is their anyone in the know who can confirm that this is normal? Or if not, is there anything I can do to give it a boost?

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Nov 14, 2010

I bought a Seagate Free Agent Go Flex External drive. I transferred all my files from my previous external HD.

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Oct 13, 2009

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May 21, 2012

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Feb 7, 2010

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There are No boxes to check or uncheck, No options to change to read and write, No name of owner or ignore ownership box. NOTHING ELSE IS THERE

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Sep 27, 2010

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Feb 2, 2009

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I've done similar hookups with my laptop, and the TV defaults as the secondary monitor. Why isn't this happening with our iMac? Any ideas?

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Sep 23, 2010

I just upgrades my iMac to snow leopard. I did not see this problem right away but about a few weeks later. My computer is really, really slow when I surf the internet. But it is not slow consistently. Sometimes pages will load immediately and other times it will tell me I can't open the page due to the server not being found? I really don't know where to start looking for a problem.

Could I have a virus?

Could the Airport just be getting old and starting to fail?

Do I have too much info on the computer already and that is effecting something?

Could it be the Snow Leopard?

Could someone hacked into the modem and is jogging the bandwidth? ( I don't have the wifi locked but live in a pretty rural area)

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Jun 16, 2009

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Apr 2, 2010

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