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File transfer speed between drives is unbearable

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I'm running linux mint off of my usb and I need to move files between my ssd and hdd and the speed is as you can see in the picture... not the greatest. Am I doing something wrong and can I speed this up ?

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What RPM is the hard drive, it depends, but it's still going to be slow with a HDD involved.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, NZgamer said:

What RPM is the hard drive, it depends, but it's still going to be slow with a HDD involved.

It's the standard 7200rpm hard drive, and I know I'm running off of a usb but I expected at least a megabyte of speed

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

that usb might be the issue

 

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7 hours ago, Liutauriux said:

So, I'm running linux mint off of my usb and I need to move files between my ssd and hdd and the speed is as you can see in the picture... not the greatest. Am I doing something wrong and can I speed this up ?

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Cheap pendrives are often very bad at random IO, in this case you're moving a lot of small files which is a worst case scenario. It should get faster once you get to the big files. To check this you can stop the copy and try to move a large file (let's say 100MB) to and from the pendrive.


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