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why HD to usb data copying speed is slow in linux.

Postby FurqanHanif on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:25 am

i am using linux mint cinnamon. the copy speed as compared to windows is too slow. a file whose size is 1 gb i copy that file into the usb from windows the data transfer rate is 15mb/s but in linux the data copy speed to usb is only 1mb/s. :( :( :( . what can i do to solve this problem... please someone reply....
Thanks in advance.
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Postby Sultan_of_Swing on Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:50 am

Hi Furqan

You don't say what type of USB device you are using, but this does not sound like a Cinnamon problem.

USB 1.1 hardware transfers at a slower speed than USB 2.0. I am guessing here, but either you are using a USB 1.1 port or you are using a USB 1.1 device, either of which will make transfers slower. I think Windows uses special drivers to compensate for slow USB connections, but Linux does not.

What type of USB device are you using? I have several older USB memory sticks that are only USB1.1 compatible, and also transfer at a slower rate. Equally, if I put a USB2.0 memory stick in the front USB ports on my desktop PC, these also run at a slower speed, but run much faster when plugged in at the back USB ports.
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Re: why HD to usb data copying speed is slow in linux.

Postby FurqanHanif on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:09 am

the usb is 2.0 and in the port in which usb 2.0 is connected is also 2.0 port. so now what is problem...? :(
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