[GRLUG] External drive transfer rates
bob.kline at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 16:47:53 EDT 2007
On 10/20/07, Michael Mol <mikemol at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/20/07, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I run two versions of Linux. Kubuntu
> > 7.04, and a recent version of Mandriva.
> > I recently acquired an external hard drive
> > housing, which takes IDE drives, and has
> > a USB 2 interface.
> > When I use it I mount it using the command
> > mount -t ext3 /dev/X /disk2
> > and then proceed to transfer files.
> > Looking around online, it's clear this is a
> > widespread problem. The only solid lead I've
> > seen is to somehow suppress the "sync"
> > function, which does seem to be standard.
> > It's clear how to do this using /etc/fstab, but
> > as shown above, I don't use that for now.
> > Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
> > While the transfers are robust, and in a
> > sense everything is working, the rates are
> > almost too slow to be of interest.
> How about:
> mount -t ext3 -o async /dev/X /disk2
That would seem to make sense, but the
man page for mount suggests that the
default is async.
One can use
mount -t ext3 -o defaults /dev/X /disk2
but its unclear why this is useful. I'm
assuming that one doesn't need it, but
will try it just to be sure.
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