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Geffers
June 10th, 2012, 12:19 PM
I have two portable computers, a 2 year old HP Paviilion Entertainment PC and a 2 year old Acer Aspire One Netbook.

Both are loaded with the latest 12.04 Ubuntu OS.

Strangely, using hdparm -t and testing 4 different USB memory sticks all four showed faster transfer rates on the small Netbook that on my HP with AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-65 2.

Anyone any comments re this.

Geffers

Redblade20XX
June 10th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Do they have the same type of hdd? There are different transfer speeds for laptop hdds and desktop hdds.

-Red

Geffers
June 10th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Do they have the same type of hdd? There are different transfer speeds for laptop hdds and desktop hdds.

-Red

Not sure why the internal HDs would make a difference but the Nerbook has a solid state and the laptop a conventional HD. I know SSDs are supposed to be quick but my one is slower than the conventional HD 53MB per second compared to 35MB per second.

Geffers