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I have a MBP and I am running 10.6.4

I have a bunch of CD's with jpegs/tiffs on them
on each CD there are approximately 500 images
and folder size is around 650mb
when I try to copy them (drag and drop) to my desktop
The comp says it will take around 40mins to do so?

This happens with each CD.

Anyone got any ideas why it would take so long?

If I am dragging/dropping to external hard drive or usb drive its not a problem only with CD's.

My cd/dvd drive is workig fine (well as fine as apples cd/dvd drives work which is clunky and slow in my experience over the years)

Any help much appreciated.
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That doesn't seem unreasonable for that size of file to be honest. Reading from discs is not going to transfer as fast as USB2.

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Also, copy speed will depend on how much system memory you have and available hard drive space. But as Kev pointed out, that length of time from CD to the desktop is not out of line.

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