Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
My confidence in my external, IDE, Firewire boot drive is sinking faster than Congress' approval ratings. This evening, DashboardClient repeatedly crashed and relaunched (I mean repeatedly, as in every couple of seconds), so I did a restart from the Apple Menu. Almost everything came back up except Finder (Finder was partially up) and a couple of launch on log in items. I was able to do a shutdown from the Apple Menu and then a power up reboot and everything seems to be fine for now. I'm thinking I should get another drive, and soon.
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Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Originally Posted By: Reboot
That might have something to do with FF taking so long to launch when waking from sleep.
Is your internal a clone of the external? Boot from it and see if speed improves if so.
The internal only has a minimal 10.6.8 install with DW for diagnostics as an emergency fall back if the primary boot drive does fail. Yes, I have a current TM backup, too. Maybe I'll clone it over to the external USB2 Seagate to see what happens. That would leave me with my boot volume and my TM volume on separate partitions on the same drive, though. Going on vacation in a couple of weeks, so maybe it will behave until after the end of the month.
Yes, I have a current TM backup, too. Maybe I'll clone it over to the external USB2 Seagate to see what happens. That would leave me with my boot volume and my TM volume on separate partitions on the same drive, though.
Just do it for day or so to see if the external FW is causing the slowdowns. You can always use CCC to clone the Seagate back to the FW if there's any changes in that time that you don't want to lose.
If the USB 2 drive runs better than the FW the FW drive is not happy. On any day a FW drive will outperform a USB. It could be the bridge and not the HHD. I use externals a lot for the job and I've had a few external cases go south, but not the hard drive mechanism.
Going on vacation in a couple of weeks, so maybe it will behave until after the end of the month.
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