LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-15-2020, 03:53 PM   #1
Shajirr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2020
Distribution: Manjaro KDE
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Dolphin performance on NTFS drives is horrible, any ways to improve?


I didn't test in on ext4 yet, but on ntfs drive the performance of Dolphin is horrible, when compared to Explorer on Windows.

For a test I dumped around 10000 image files in a folder, folder size is around 10GB in total.

If I open it in Explorer, it opens and lists all files instantly. I can scroll to any part without delay.

If I open it in Dolphin, the folder will be listing files for multiple seconds. New files will be appearing during those multiple seconds. The time it takes to list all files would probably be hundreds of times slower.

Not specific to Dolphin, but same thing happens with KDE save dialogue when used in Firefox.

Saving from Firefox on Windows into the abovementioned test folder with 10000 files is instant, there are no delays.

On Linux, when I try to do this, file dialogue freezes for several seconds before I can even click "Save". During this time not even all files load, if I want to see all files I need to wait longer.

Any ways to improve this?
 
Old 02-15-2020, 06:08 PM   #2
ferrari
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland, NZ
Distribution: openSUSE Leap
Posts: 5,045

Rep: Reputation: 961Reputation: 961Reputation: 961Reputation: 961Reputation: 961Reputation: 961Reputation: 961Reputation: 961
That is to be expected considering it is not a native Linux filesystem. Is the NTFS filesystem fragmented?

Many existing discussions on this topic...
https://askubuntu.com/questions/5468...d-ntfs-windows
https://superuser.com/questions/2040...x-than-ntfs-3g

Just in case the following is useful...
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...TFS-3G_options

Last edited by ferrari; 02-15-2020 at 11:10 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[KDE/Dolphin] Issues with Dolphin and io-slave. WisdomFire Manjaro 3 08-28-2020 06:30 PM
Microsoft provides horrible ways to fix devices Electro General 5 11-16-2006 05:49 PM
any ideas to improve search performance in a tree structure George2 Programming 9 06-09-2006 05:49 AM
ways to improve performance flipboi Linux - Newbie 6 10-25-2003 12:22 PM
horrible disk performance: rh9.0 ide jogress Linux - Hardware 2 09-23-2003 02:35 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration