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gs777
April 1st, 2010, 06:16 PM
I have ubuntu as only one os in my laptop for about one month.Everything worked near perfect and lightening fast......but today he annoyed me muuch...
It took about 40 minutes to copy a single 2gb file to usb pendrive from sata hard disk. I had never expected such a behaviour from ubuntu. is it normal?

aeiah
April 1st, 2010, 06:29 PM
40 minutes isnt normal, but usb flash devices can be slower than you'd expect. they have nowhere near the write speed of a normal hdd, even if the normal hdd is connected over usb.

perhaps ubuntu is using usb 1.1 instead of 2.0, or perhaps something else is going on

Mark Phelps
April 1st, 2010, 07:12 PM
I have ubuntu as only one os in my laptop for about one month.Everything worked near perfect and lightening fast......but today he annoyed me muuch...
It took about 40 minutes to copy a single 2gb file to usb pendrive from sata hard disk. I had never expected such a behaviour from ubuntu. is it normal?

Your file migration speed is limited more by the USB version than anything else. No OS is going to be able to overcome the speed limitations of USB1.1 when compared to USB 2.0 or USB 3.0.

That said, 40 minutes does seem like a very long time. I suspect your USB port(s) are v1.0 or V1.1 -- which are really, really slow.