Problems with formatting & copying files to new disk
Hey guys I had this travelstar drive installed to replace the optical drive and am having problems with it.
It formatted no problem, but then when I was copying files from an ext drive the transfer the speeds were slow 4 gig - 3 hours.
Afterward the disk unmounted again so i I reformatted in disk utility under partition - Mac OS extended/GUID and copied files it was faster for a few then slowed down and unmounted again. I was concerned that it was the SATA 2 issue but my system info says:
Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
I can't mount the disk and when reformatting under partition/guid option it gets stuck at "waiting for disks to reappear" or if it completes it doesn't mount and is greyed out on the left.
@Dan i saw your comment about the hardware profiler app does that mean that even though it says 6 Gigabit that is actually only SATA 2 and 3 gigabits?
Sorry to intrude on your post Gary i posted separately but am looking for advice before returning drive etc.
Is this a good question?