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Unfortunately I bricked my "Western Digital MyBookLive 3TB" network hard drive. (Only had an ethernet port to access files via network)

After realising it was not going to work again, I decided to take it apart and order a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter to get my important files back.

Using a MacBook Air with 3.0 USB ports and using fuse-ext2 I am able to read access my files. I am trying to copy the files I need but there is a serious bottleneck somewhere.

Currently I am trying to copy 6GB of photos to my laptop, it has been copying for 5 hours and it has only copied 450MB so far with an estimated 2 days remaining. Here's an image

Could anyone explain anyway of making copying a bit faster, and what might be causing the snail pace transfers. I was able to copy my files over the network 100x faster (before it broke :P)!

Also I was reading somewhere that WD made the block size 64k instead of 4k... I must admit I have no idea what this means and how it might effect copying data.

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Information on the exact model of the hdd and the adapter you are using. This sound more of a hardware issue then a bottleneck problem to be honest. – Ramhound Oct 1 '13 at 12:54
Have you considered that the drive itself is failing? Have you run WD's diagnostics against it? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 1 '13 at 13:07
This might be a fuse-ex2 problem. I've read similar reports. Have you tried OSXFUSE? – Neil Neyman Oct 1 '13 at 13:54
Do you happen to have an Anti Virus running on your Mac? (We have had a case in our workplace where Anti Virus would make their time machine backup crawls to a halt. As soon as the Anti Virus temporarily stopped / removed / disable on-access scanning - it speeds up to normal) – Darius Oct 1 '13 at 15:56

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