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Old 10-21-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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slow ntfs partitions


I'm using fedora core 8 and I have the ntfs-3g driver to mount ntfs drives. The problem I'm facing is that whenever I copy a big file to a ntfs drive, a process called mount.ntfs is spawned and it takes up a lot of cpu resources and slows down the system considerably. Is there a way around this? Or is it something that is unavoidable?

Old 10-21-2008, 01:51 AM   #2
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Sure, you could avoid using ntfs all together

There is also a driver called ntfs (part of ntfs-tools IIRC) but if you use that you cannot write.
You could use the legacy captive driver or the proprietary+commercial ntfs4linux. However, these are probably even slower.

What size files are we talking about?
Old 10-21-2008, 02:47 AM   #3
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What size files are we talking about?
Well the files are around 1GB to 4GB in size. Also I have tried the captive driver earlier and it was definitely slower. Also which file system would you suggest that I use for fast file transfers since I'm planning to reformat my drives to a new file system.

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Try these

I get over 50MB/sec write speed and 20% CPU.


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