[ubuntu-uk] copying 34gig to a FAT32 external hard drive -- 3 hours?

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Jun 11 22:41:10 BST 2009

On 11 Jun 2009 at 20:33, doug livesey wrote:

> Surely that can't be right?
> I'm running Jaunty on a Macbook 3,1 w/ 2gig RAM -- hardly the most recent
> machine, but still!
> This isn't a one-off, though -- copying to this drive is always slow
> (currently 3.2 MB/Sec).
> Is there something I'm not doing right?
> Something I should set or unset?
> Should I reformat the drive? It's fine under OSX. I wanted FAT32 so that I
> could use any OS to access it.
> Cheers,
>    Doug.

I remember copying stuff for my son from an IDE hardrive to an 
external USB using XP.  Nothing like 34gig, but still took an age.  
Copying files is never as quick as you want it to be!


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