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Old 11-16-2015, 01:26 AM   #1
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why copying files to usb drive is slow?


hi everyone

why copying files in linux take longer time than in windows? is it a bug?
for example copying 3GB files from fedora22 to ntfs usb flash drive take around 10minutes or longer but in windows take around 2minutes. thanks in advance
 
Old 11-16-2015, 01:44 AM   #2
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NTFS is Micro$oft proprietary - they know how to optimise it best. Linux support has a long and difficult history - be thankful there is any support at all.
 
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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Also ... bear in mind that USB drives are designed to be capacious (and able to hold their contents without-power for a very long time), at the necessary expense of their being slow to write to.
 
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:58 AM   #4
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thanks for your reply. but i think your note is not acceptable.
 
Old 11-17-2015, 04:02 AM   #5
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please see this linke. some useful information

http://askubuntu.com/questions/12211...ck-really-slow
 
Old 11-17-2015, 09:17 AM   #6
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Quote:
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thanks for your reply. but i think your note is not acceptable.
Then go ask fedora.
or the person(s) who wrote ntfs-3g.

You're Welcome.

Last edited by Habitual; 11-17-2015 at 09:21 AM.
 
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Old 11-17-2015, 10:34 AM   #7
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Quote:
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thanks for your reply. but i think your note is not acceptable.
You received valid replies, with information that you (apparently) couldn't be bothered to look up...and you complain that the answers you get aren't 'acceptable'????
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please see this linke. some useful information http://askubuntu.com/questions/12211...ck-really-slow
Right...which essentially says what you were told here, with more explanations. So what is the problem??? If you don't think it's 'acceptable', then you have some choices:
  1. Look up your own answers.
  2. Use Windows.
  3. Get busy writing an even better NTFS module, to make things 'acceptable' for you.
Pick one.
 
Old 11-17-2015, 10:54 AM   #8
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This reminds me boot-up time comparison Windows vs Linux. They time it when desktop is loaded. The first thing Windows loads is the desktop, all services are still initializing in background. Linux loads the desktop last, all services are ready before. Why they measure desktop loading time as bootup time?
Here also, the copy is finished when USB stick is ready to be removed, eject command makes sure everything is written. In Windows it would be "remove device safely" or something like this. How long it takes to complete before Windows tells you it is safe to remove? This is the time your data is actually written to the device, from cache.
 
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:17 AM   #9
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Thanks for your reply TB0ne , Habitual and Emerson.
it depends on the size of data but after eject the usb it takes around 2 or 3 minutes.
 
  


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