Whenever I browse my Time Capsule's AirPort Disk, it seems very slow in simply listing the files it has. I am looking in directories with upwards of fifty music files in each.

Scrolling is really slow. I have turned of Icon Preview in the View Options etc. But it's still slow.

Anyone know how I can speed it up?


  • USB is a slow connection in any case. Is it a lot worse when attached to the Time Capsule than it is attached directly to your computer with USB? Also, is speed a problem when using the Time Capsule's internal drive? – Nathan Greenstein Jan 18 '11 at 23:34
  • It's when accessing the TC's own internal drive over Wi-Fi – Alex Jan 19 '11 at 0:26

This is the nature of wireless networks and Apple's AFP protocol. I'd reccomend either connecting to a wired network to browse your music, or using the command line to find what you're looking for, as Finder adds a deal of latency to the file-listing process.

  • Wired network is the way to go. Remember that 480Mbps is an absolute maximum and includes all the overhead associated with data transmitting. – pokstad Mar 20 '11 at 17:37

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