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Yes, that what I normally experience. But TM has been running for three hours so far, and has written a total of 2.73 GB. I can't believe that is normal. Hardware errors? Driver problems?

Is this a USB 2.0 drive, or just a USB drive? And if USB 2, is it plugged into a USB 2 port on your Mac?

Finally, is anything else plugged into USB ports that isn't USB 2?

When time machine isn't running, you could try copying over a 100 meg or 1 gig or whatever file, to get an idea of how fast the connection is.

There are slower USB chipsets, and on older keyboards the USB ports on them aren't USB 2.0. Just trying to rule out a bit.


(BTW, I wouldn't characterize dogsh*t as fast or slow, so that was a bit of a strange analogy IMO)
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