Re: transfer speed
- --- In email@example.com, "tedriedel" <ted@s...> wrote:
> I'm new to the NSLU2, having set mine up yesterday, and find myselfIt's not the ethernet, it's samba and/or the USB drive interface. I
> wondering what is a normal speed for backing up files to this device.
> At this time I am backing up my wifes e-mail directory (mozilla) which
> is 4.6 gigs. I don't think she deletes anything. This process took
> right at 23 minutes overa 100mb network. PC to Linksys BEFSX41 router
> then to NSLU2.
> That seems slow to me. Is this a standard rate? or is the network
> dropping to 10/half somewhere?
upgraded to samba 3.0x on the Unlung beta 4.2 firmware, and that will
support 4.8MB/sec writes to the NSLU - a bit faster it seems then the
version linksys bundles. Watching the NSLU while this is happening,
CPU runs at pretty much 100%, so it (the nslu) is mostly likely cpu
When I copy between my main linix box and other PCs, I am network
limited (8-9MB/sec 100mbit) unless I run over a gigabit ethernet
(30+GB/sec, near the max read or write speed of the drives) So the
NSLU is only half as slow as the raw 100mbit ethernet-based shares.
You can probably set your drive to spin down after a bit of inactivity
(depends on the drive itself, but it's a low-level power saving mode)
Clearly, this is not a barn burner, but it works fine for unattended
backup, and for general network store duties.