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i just transferred ~4GB onto a flash drive from my macbook (in sig) and it showed no sign of lagging, i was able to switch between multiple applications and web pages smoothly. does the imac have any apple care warranty left?
I'm not sure I;ll have to check with my boss. It's a 2008 model so it might have just run out of warranty...
    
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Do you have Spotlight indexing the USB drive?
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Do you have Spotlight indexing the USB drive?
Oh, that's a really good point that I completely forgot about (and now I recall how annoyed I was with that service on my old work macbook...). OP, try disabling it on your USB drive and see if that helps?
    
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