Over the Network Transfer Speed Optimization

Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 12:16:26 UTC 2010

2010/7/19 Amichai Rotman <amichai at iglu.org.il>:
> Hi,
> I have a router with a USB 2.0 Host to share media files (music and video)
> over the network.
> I tried to transfer files after connecting a USB 2.0 external HDD to the
> router and mounting it with Samba protocol.
> The rate I got was around 2-5 MB/sec, while connected to the computer
> directly I got about 4-50 MB/sec...
> Is it possible to pass some options to the mount command in fstab to speed
> up the transfer rate?
> My setup:
> Ubuntu Lucid
> 1 TB Iomega Prestige External HDD
> Router: A Simens Gigaset 604 IL based on the OpenRG OS I got from my local
> ISP.
> Thanks!

     Isn't it that the ROUTER is slow, more than the network ? My own router
  is absolutely unable to stream more than 3MB/s internally (much less
  through network).


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