1059 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2009 12:06 PM by Ted Stampfer
Hi Ted, and a warm welcome to the forums!
Something is terribly wrong, I just transferred a 10 GB file on a G4 to a Firewire/400 drive and it took almost exactly 5 minutes, of course breaking it into many files folders woyuld take longer, but not 120 times longer!?
That sounds like USB1.1 speeds, or a failing Gard Drive, have you verified it in Disk Utility yet?
Just tranfered a i GB folder with 109 files/folders in it and it took about a minute.
Thank you very much for your response to my query “Missing data in folder”. It would appear that my transfer speed should have been much higher than it was. I wonder how much this rate was decreased by the fact that instead of going from a computer directly to a Firewire/400 drive, I was transferring from a Firewire/400 drive to a USB drive. Both drives checked out fine with Disk Utility.
To try and isolate the trouble I downloaded a 2.7 GB file first to the Firewire drive and then to the USB. It took 4 ¾ min for the transfer to the firewire, 34 GB/hr, not as good as you did but better than my previous 2GB/hr. When I tried the same transfer but to the USB drive, the transfer rate was about 2.5 GB/hr. similar to my original experience. It appears that there may be something wrong with the USB drive-Bummer.
Thank you very much for your help with that problem. But I still need to find the16 GB that is supposed to be in /users/TStampfer. I would very much appreciate any ideas you may have about how I make that data appear in the folder.
Does that PB have USB2, or only USB1.1?
I was transferring from a Firewire/400 drive to a USB drive.
USB is much slower, and the Max will be the slowest of the two.
But I still need to find the16 GB that is supposed to be in /users/TStampfer. I would very much appreciate any ideas you may have about how I make that data appear in the folder.
If your PB has USB2, and we're getting thse transfer rates, (USB2 is usually about half of Firewire/400 in real life), then the drive or interface is defective and no telling where tat stuff is or isn't.
What Format are these Drives? Any of them Fat32/MS-DOS? That'd lose any file over 4 GB.