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Madwida Madwida is offline
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Default SOLVED: copying os x 10.5.6 to HDD taking forever - 03-20-2009, 03:37 PM


Instead of a USB flash drive I am copying my retail disk to my 160gb Western Digital external HDD. But it's taking forever--it's been copying files now for 2 hours and it's still less than half done. I don't mind waiting; this is not an impatience fueled post. I'm simply curious why it's taking so long and wonder if it indicates a problem. The drive is perhaps 3/4 full so that might be part of the problem.

Thanks for any thoughts

EDIT: I noticed that my MacBook was running the virus scan on the OS X DVD. I canceled it, started over, and it copied in maybe 20 minutes.

OS X 10.5.6|2gb RAM|32gb RunCore|
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