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I know it is not the port nor the pendrive because on Windows it copies just fine. When I try to copy an archive to it, it starts at something like 30~40MiB/s (pretty impressive) but it starts to drop fast, in the middle it is at something like 5MiB/s (sort of like Windows if I recall it correctly). Unfortunately, it keeps dropping and then it goes to less than 1MiB/s. It can take more than 3 hours to copy 5GiB.
NTFS (since FAT32 can't handle larger files), usually mounted just double clicking on it on XFCE. It is so slow that is faster to transfer the file to the windows partition, boot on windows, copy the file.
Check and make sure you have ntfs-3g installed and up-to-date.
Could also you try mounting it manually through the command line instead and see if that helps, or returns any warnings/errors? Something like, mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /your/mountpoint/here -o rw,users,umask=0000
I would also try running the copy command through the CLI to see if it returns any warnings or errors there too.
I have ntfs-3g working fine. I can access the windows's partition with no problem. Mounted the pendrive using the command line and it is fine too.
EDIT: I am copying it using dd and it started at 11Mb/s, 400 seconds later and now it is copying at 3,5Mb/s. Not really fast but that is more or less how it goes on windows. Still need to wait since it drops more at the end.
Last edited by moisespedro; 01-06-2014 at 03:08 PM.
Just a question: are you using a initrd? If so maybe your usb modules are not being loaded in the correct order....
In my setup they are: modprobe ehci_hcd