Apple :: How Fast Are The Transfer Speeds From The Hard Drive To The Macbook Using Wireless
Jan 4, 2009
i have two macbooks connected to an airport extreme (i haven't actually got one yet), and i connect an external hard drive to the airport.
I want to share my external hard drive through my network. Just wondering how fast are the transfer speeds from the hard drive to the macbook using wireless? (ie copying a movie 700mb etc from the hard drive connected to the airport to my macbook using wireless)
Does anyone have an external drive connected via esata, ideally to a XPS 1645 but if not any other XPS 16 will do, and if so what sort of transfer speeds do you get?
I ask as I need to sort out some external storage and I was all set to get a small cheap NAS such as a Netgear Readynas Duo but from the reading I've done the transfer speeds seem pretty low even when using a gigabit network (around 24 MB/s reading and less than that writing)
I was checking my hard drive with hdtune and saw something interesting...the program said that my hard drive is SATA I. Am I mistaken or is this for real? I have a CTO VGN-FW490J, got it in June 2009. The hard drive is a Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ. I did a quick google and the descriptions say it is SATA II, so I'm confused. Is it the motherboard that determines the SATA speeds or the hard drive? What's even more confusing is that in the official FW thread, someone said they installed a SSD and they're getting sequential reads at about 250mb/sec so that person definitely is in the SATA II range. I attached an image of the part that shows my hard drive info.
I have done some research, and found some 500gb SATA HDD's for laptops, but I have noticed that they are 5400rpm. The fastest large drive I have found is a new Hitachi, 320 7200rpm drive (which is supposedly coming out and will probly cost a fortune) Some told me that the speed doesn't make a difference when they are a big drive. If I get a 5400 rpm drive will it kill my gaming (oblivion, Half life 2, Bioshock, etc.
I'm looking to get a new Macbook Pro for Christmas and I am pretty decided on everything but processing speed. I will be using my laptop for web design (Adobe Creative Suite CS4-sometimes multiple programs at same time), video editing (Adobe Premiere CS4, Final Cut Pro) and possibly sometime in the next 3-4 years, animation (Maya). I have two 2 TB hard drives and I'd be editing with video footage on them most of the time. Not playing any games. I'm pretty decided on getting a 15" (have one now and like the size for traveling+editing), 320 GB 7200rpm hard drive and 8 GB memory. However I have no idea what processor speed would be best for me between 2.56, 2.66 and 2.8.
What processor do you think would be best for me? Is there a big difference between the three making the higher ones worth the money? Is there anything in my current setup that I should change for optimal results?
Also, you can get a spare battery and use it as a second battery right? I'll be traveling a lot (like round the world) so extra battery time will be needed.
I have a hp 2000 2b09wm. It just broke, giving me the error message saying in so many words that I needed a new hard drive. Guess the old one went kaput (even though i just bought this pc on eBay not a month or two ago). So, I have a new hard drive now, but no OS. Is there anyway to retrieve my Windows 8 from the busted hd, or do I also now have to pay for a brand new OS?
I do have a SATA/USB cable that could possibly aid in the transfer if it is possible.
My new question is I bought a Used Macbook 13 mid 2007 and the last owner wiped the hard drive clean, and just so I can use the macbook I've been using a Live Linux cd, which is ok for now.. Anyway a friend gave me his set of os x 10.4.6 dvds so I can install a mac os but for some reason they won't install, it starts like it's going to install then a message pops up saying' this software can't be installed on this computer'' or something like that..
What can I do, the last owner of this macbook says he lost the CDs that came with it, when he was moving..
I just bought my first macbook ever. I got the 13.3" MBP with the 160gb 5400 rpm hard drive.
I upgraded the ram already from 2gb -> 4gb, and I was considering upgrading the hard drive. Size isn't too much of an issue for me because I keep most of my songs/movies/pictures on an external, but I was planning on upgrading it to something faster.
I was looking at the 320gb 7200rpm Scorpio Black, and was wondering if anyone has it installed in their unibody MBPs. I was worried about whether it would cause it to vibrate more/be noticeably louder/generate more heat.
I was also considering the seagate momentus equivalent.
I have a 17" Macbook Pro, just prior to the unibody. I currently have the 250gig 5400rpm drive. I want to upgrade to a 320gig 7200rpm drive.
1. Which model HD do you recommend?
2. If you don't screw anything up on install, will the Applecare warranty still be valid? I get conflicting answers on this.
3. I would love to keep my current hard drive OS/Apps intact. I'd like image my drive and put it on my new 320 drive. Any tips or documentation on how to do this? What is required? I do have an external firewire800 drive I can use to store the image.
I don't have a lot of money to replace the laptop that just completely died a month after the warranty expired. It is a Lenovo Thinkpad SL510, S/n xxxxxxx and the product ID is 28479XU. Purchased 3 years ago. I would like to know if I can take the hard drive out (which I was told by a knowledgeable computer person that it is OK with all the data on it) AND put it in my working Lenovo Thinkpad SL410, S/n xxxxxxx, Product ID 28427PU ?The SL510 is really dead. All efforts were tried to resusictate by same computer person.
ive upgraded to a bigger hard drive, and would like to keep all my dell goodies that came with it pre installed. is there a way i can download all these programs (wifi apps, etc) or transfer them to my new hard drive os install? i know i can get drivers from dell site, but im stumped on all the software
I had to install a new hard drive and re-install windows 7 on my Pavilion dv6. I downloaded drivers for LAN card and can get on internet with wire connected. When I installed wireless drivers I get compatibility box that says drivers did not install properly. Net work controller shows no driver installed. I am running windows 7...
I used Macbook pro and Apple wireless mouse. And I' ve got a little problem between Mac OSX and Windows Bootcamp. I used PC before change to MAC
- A wireless mouse in Windows Bootcamp , I can set a pointer speed , It's OK for me (for some program ie. AutoCAD , SketchUP , I familar with this)
But in MAC OSX , I've set fastest speed tracking for wireless mouse in system preference.
But a tracking speed , I feel it's so slow. I try to use SketchUP in MAC and found a this problem. (Some program by running on VMWare also , ie. AutoCAD Everything is ok but Pointer speed. It's so slow)
For a better speed , Does anyone know how I can change a pointer speed for Wireless mouse in Mac OSX. Same as Windows OS.
I am considering buying the Apple Macbook MB and I am new to lap tops use but this model seems to fit my criteria. It is mid range in price and the quality of Apple is unsurpassed.
I want to use this laptop wireless and I am not sure what I need to do that. For instance. I travel a lot in buses and cars and I want to use my lap top there, what do I have to do to make that happen? I also want to go up in my bedroom where it is warm in the winter and not have to plug in anywhere and just start up wireless. I imagine the hardware/software I needed for the bus and car would work there as well as doctor offices. I am handicapped and spend a lot of time waiting in doctor offices and I want to go wireless there too.
recommend me a good wireless / bluetooth mouse? Something not too expensive, portable, small size. I really need a mouse right now... Can't play Unreal Tournament 2004 on TrackPad. Once again, WIRELESS Mouse. I know I know they are not the best thing for gaming...
I've tried my USB modem, it's not supported by Leopard, and there are no up to date drivers that work. Apple have told me they don't support USB modems for this model (that's what they've told me anyway).
Just tried a Netopia ethernet router and although the Mac sees the connection, it still isn't connecting to the net.
My ISP is Tiscali and I'm in the UK. Any recommendations for a Modem/Wireless Router that will work with a MacBook Pro/Leopard set up, and Tiscali are gratefully received.
I didn't expect this to be difficult, but after four days and two modems I still can't get my MBP online.
I have 2 computers at home: the Macbook Pro and a desktop. I was thinking of getting an Airport Extreme router... I want to be able to access the hard disk of the desktop, from the Macbook. Can Airport Extreme do that?