So I have a MacBook Pro Touchbar, running Sierra updated 10.12.6. The MacBook was recently reset to factory, and docs were restored from iCloud and apps downloaded. All should be ok. Am trying to back up with the G Drive mobile USB-C. Started last night, and as suggested in one forum I toggled in the computer’s settings the “do not put the Mac hard drive to sleep” (even though it says that the Mac should continue to back up even in sleep mode).
The back up started quickly last night with 14 GB out of 209 GB downloading in about 15 min, so I thought all was well. Today at 11 am (so over 12 hours later), it’s only at 55 GB, and I thought it had stalled, but as I’ve been watching the past hour, it is going, but insanely slowly. In 17 min it went .02 GB, and then the next 18 min it went .06. At this rate I won’t be able to move my laptop for a week. What is up with it? Is there a firmware setting I should apply?
FYI I bought the drive from the Apple store, so it’s new.