Sharing Mac Firewire Drives still Slow?

Dale Hoffman dhoff at
Thu Jan 15 07:38:31 PST 2004

Some time ago (July 2002) I contacted LaCie Technical Support about 
slow file transfers involving Firewire drives over Ethernet between 
Macs. They replied: "We have heard this issue before - a shared 
firewire drive is very slow to access over a Appleshare network. 
Unfortunately, it does seem to be related to the mac OS."
Is Firewire sharing still slow with OSX? I have since been relying on 
SCSI and internal ATA for large file sharing (and CD/DVDs) and wonder 
if things have changed.

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