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iTools iDisk : iSuck or is it Apple?
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Dec 12, 2001, 04:29 PM
 
I first used my iDisk when it was first available - yes it was buggy and crashed my computer, but it kind of worked. So I gave it some time.

Now I'm trying to use it again and it takes forever for iDisk to mount, a lifetime to browse folders and at least two eternities to copy data to.

Under OS 9.x it doesn' work at all. Under OS X (10.1.1) it takes almost 20 minutes to move six MS word docs!

I've experimented with three different G4s at two different locations (T1 & DSL) and they all suck.

Does anyone have a similar problem ? I'm just confused as to why this sucks so much now.
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Dec 12, 2001, 05:20 PM
 
Originally posted by osiris:
<STRONG>I first used my iDisk when it was first available - yes it was buggy and crashed my computer, but it kind of worked. So I gave it some time.

Now I'm trying to use it again and it takes forever for iDisk to mount, a lifetime to browse folders and at least two eternities to copy data to.

Under OS 9.x it doesn' work at all. Under OS X (10.1.1) it takes almost 20 minutes to move six MS word docs!

I've experimented with three different G4s at two different locations (T1 & DSL) and they all suck.

Does anyone have a similar problem ? I'm just confused as to why this sucks so much now.</STRONG>

BTW, nice username I'm on a cable connection at home and I've found the version in 9 to be superslow like that. I've had it be sluggish in X, but not unbearably so. I'm using a DP800. Not sure if machine specs make a difference in something like this. After all, this should be all about the network connection.
     
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Dec 12, 2001, 05:31 PM
 
yep - I thought my connection was to blame too - but I've tried different connections and different computers too. Very very strange. It use be very reliable and fast.

If there's more than one Osiris does it become 'Osirii"?



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Dec 12, 2001, 05:36 PM
 
I seem to recall something about Apple switching the protocall recently. More secure but slower. Of course I could be full of sh*t.
     
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Dec 14, 2001, 01:19 PM
 
It still works as before for me,that is,slow,but not so slow you can't use it.(cable,btw,and OS 9.2.2 on a imac 400dv)
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Dec 14, 2001, 02:57 PM
 
it is so slow that i will never use it when it surely doesn't get a boost

or let's say ten speed boosts

then it will be much sna........
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