I am running Mint 6 on a newly built PC which has 6GB RAM and Intel i7 940 CPU. Up until today I did not have any problems with data transfer [from a drive to a drive] however the sluggish performance started with the following symptoms;
- opening of File Browser takes much longer than before [sometimes even up to 2 min.]
- copying data window reaches 99.9% and sits there
I rebooted the machine when I noticed ASUS Express gate was loading forever. I needed to push reset 3-4 times before it finally got to the Welcome screen. Once I got back to the desktop and repeated the process with two open File Browser windows in my attempt to transfer the files from one to another drive the speed I was getting was 11MB/s. I was getting much higher speed earlier but now am stuck with this problem.
If you have any pointers to what may be causing the problem it would be greatly appreciated.