Panther Internet Sharing
Subject:   yes, but why is it so slow?
Date:   2003-11-29 14:16:23
From:   anonymous2
I thought it was a big deal until I began transferring files... Backing up a 8.17Gb folder takes 12 hours wirh Firewire over IP connecting a firewire drive on 867 DP G4 and a 800Mhz IBook !

The same 8.17Gb folder transfer in 6 minutes when the fire wire disk is plugged directly in the M00mhz iBook.

The firewire HD and the Firewire IP each use a separate FW port.

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  • yes, but why is it so slow?
    2004-03-18 00:57:11  mhrob [View]

    Well, I finally found out why it was that slow: it was the iSight interfering...

    In fact I wouldn't have thought of it but for a normal desktop file transfer that was going to take an inordinate amount of time... Something like over an hour...

    Fact was though, I had just copied a bigger file to the Firewire disk and it had been zippy: under 5 minutes.

    So what had happened in the meantime? Simple, the single memorable (?) thing i had done was that I had plugged the iSight...

    So, on a hunch, I stopped the suspiciously slow copy, unplugged the iSight and reinitiated the copy: low and behold, the copy to the firewire disk proceeded briskly and completed under 3 minutes instead of the projected 90 minutes...

    Simply plugging back the iSight, I can reproduce the situation at will,