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Re: USB: KDE faster than GNOME faster than TERMINAL ??!!

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:01:14PM +0100, Christophe Combelles wrote:
> Something very strange :
> I have done a test with a small USB1 memory key (i-stick).
> I copy a 1.9 MB file from the hard drive to the USB mass storage device,
> with three different methods:
> 1) from KDE with Konqueror : 7s  (~280 ko/s)
> 2) from Gnome with Nautilus: 30s (~60 ko/s)
> 3) from the console with cp: 50s (~40 ko/s)
> The correct speed is done when using KDE, the other two are very very slow.
> Does anybody has already seen this ???

Its to do with blocksize. Try 'time dd if=1.9_file of=/usbhdd/out obs=xxxx'
Vary xxxx over 2**n : 8 <= n <= 16. On my usb key ~3000 was optimum.
YMMV. Unforunatly vfat(at least my version) doesn't support blocksize as an


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