Tuesday, 23 December 2008

USB Hard Drive Runs Slow

Came across this in a forum. Hey, I have this problem too!
'I had the odd Linux version mount external FAT32-drives (USB sticks) with some crappy mount parameters that it would have been quicker to write the data on the HD with my own hands - yes, literally.

So if you happen to use Linux..

Try mounting the external FAT drive without the "sync" option, i.e. with

"mount -o async".

But you'll have to remember to umount the external device manually before removing it; sometimes a lot of the writing happens only delayed at the time of umounting - at least it did sometimes with my SuSEs.'
(Thanks to The Voice of Doom on Fark.com)

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