slow transfer to usbstick

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at
Thu Jan 5 10:41:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:50:18 +0000
David Fletcher <dave at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-01-04 at 23:36 +0100, Tamás Gajdos wrote:
> > I have two usb sticks a Verbatim, which works at 10 Mb/sec nearly and
> > a no-name which starts at 8 Mb/sec and when it reaches 120 Mb of
> > copied data, it slows to 1,2 Mb/sec and stays there till the end.
> > 
> When I transfer OSM based maps to the micro SD card in my Garmin eTrex
> it takes ages and ages, but gets there eventually. Strange thing is, it
> seems to get to 99.9% 10 times quicker than the last bit takes.
It can be quite frustrating waiting for that last 0.1% to finish.  This is due to the data being cached before being written to the card.  


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