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mab

 
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Mac Specs: Black Macbook, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD, OS 10.4.11

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I am running OS X 10.4.11 on a 2.0GHz machine, with 2 MB RAM, and am trying to create a clone of my Macbook's 120GB hard drive using Super Duper and a 120GB external Maxtor One Touch Mini Drive. My Macbook is only using about 39GB of its hard drive, so I assumed the 120GB external drive would be okay. Is this a valid assumption?

I formatted the external drive, and created 3 partitions, all using the Apple Journaling Enabled GUID format. One was 15GB, one was 5 GB, and the other had the balance (about 91GB actual available space). Things started out well, and the transfer rate was nearly 12MB/s using USB 2.0.

Now, after 65 minutes, I am down to 5.35MB/s. Of even greater concern, it does not look like anything has transferred in the last 10-15 minutes, athough the blue light on the external drive is flashing. Should I just leave it alone and see what happens? Does the process get stuck occassionally, or should it be continously be transferring? Any experience with this external drive and Super Duper?
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