I have the MyBook Live plugged in directly into the ethernet port on my Macbook Pro.
Have spent days and days transferring files.
I’ve gone through this forum and tried all kinds of things, short of fiddling with commands in the terminal to change from using samba to afp. I thought this solution would be easy to set up but as it is I’ve lost a week of working time.
Any kind of activity involving the MBL - moving files around, or accessing media - entails minutes looking at a spinning wheel or frozen screens. TimeMachine backup took 5 days. iTunes is unusable. I’ve lost my patience.
I’d like a simple solution that just works between my MacBook Pro and the MBL but just reading through all the various workarounds here suggests that there isn’t one, but neither is it an isolated problem. Or am I missing something?
Can anyone offer any ideas before I abandon this Networked Storage lark and just go back to a good old USB or Firewire drive?