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Old 05-29-2021, 04:36 AM   #1
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FreeBSD/NomadBSD - Slow USB transfer?


I would use NomadBSD/FreeBSD - but for the slow USB transfer speeds - does anyone else think the same?

I may use USB more than most people, but it was certainly the reason for returning to Linux, after putting NomadBSD on my computers, (actually, all but one of them).
 
Old 05-31-2021, 07:12 AM   #2
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I would suggest first try FreeBSD. Despite what it is claimed NomadBSD may fail with hardware autodetection. So one needs this fix by itself. For this you have to know something about FreeBSD. I don't know I understand you well. I installed NomadBSD on USB pendrive - it worked quite well - except it failed with auto configuration of Xorg. Working on vesa is pain - as NomadBSD is desktop first of all.
 
Old 06-01-2021, 12:31 AM   #3
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I do a lot of file transfer to and from USB stick, have a file manager open with the desktop and leave it open the whole time I'm running.

The largest Directory I move from USB to HDD is my .mp3 collection at 109GB with 13560 files and 1071 sub-folders and that takes at least 30 minutes if not more.
 
Old 06-01-2021, 02:29 AM   #4
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I was transferring around about 110GB which took something like 40~50mins, I think, which would take about 25~30mins under Linux, if I remember, maybe it just seemed a lot slower, but I expected it to be faster, over USB3.

On the plus side, NomadBSD is the best live/installable BSD version I've come across.
 
Old 06-01-2021, 05:50 AM   #5
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That sounds about right, fatmac. We must have been getting the same transfer rate.

I like Xfe for a File Manager. The File Manager that came installed with Trident of whatever flavor bubblegum PC-BSD was that week didn't even have the Copy-to and Move-to options.

I asked them what kind of a File Manager that was supposed to be and that they must not use one very much.
 
Old 06-01-2021, 06:34 AM   #6
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For large transfers, I normally use the command line.

On a lightweight system, I'll often use mc - otherwise I'll use what comes.
 
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but I expected it to be faster, over USB3.
Too vague to determine if a lack of USB 3.0 speeds is the real issue. What were you transferring to/from? What file systems are involved?
 
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Copying from external powered ext4 disk into NomadBSD (FFS I think) on internal HDD.
 
  


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