Re: How long will this take?
> Dan Ritter wrote:
> > USB2 disks are good for about 25MB/s.
> Where do you have those numbers?
> USB 2.0 standard can theoretically transfer data at a very high 480 megabits
> per second (mbps), or 60 megabytes per second (MBps) [for example in
Yes, that's the theory. In years of running several USB 2.0
attached disks, I found that they were actually good for about
25MB/s long-term. Bursts to 37MB/s were not uncommon.
The USB mass storage protocol forces a queue depth of 1: one
request, one response, nothing else until it's done.
The OP's 4K writes will be particularly badly performing.