NTFS usb drive very very slow

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NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby merlino175 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:54 pm

hello,
i just installed gargoyle on my tp-link tl-wdr4300.
I love the new firmware, but i have a problem, my ntfs drive is too slow.
write: 2mb/s
read: 4mb/s
cpu usage is less than 1 so i don't understand the reason.
The openwrt forum suggest to disable the "sync" parameter on the mount command.
Is the suggest also valid on the Gargoyle firmware?
Do you have any other suggest to speed up the transfer rate?

thank you for any help

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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby Lantis » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:45 pm

You can try it. If it works on OpenWrt it will probably work here.
You will get better performance switching to EXT4 format
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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby merlino175 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:46 am

yes, but i don't know how and where to remove the "sync" parameter

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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby Lantis » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:16 am

in the nfsd config file (/etc/config/nfsd) there will be an entry for your share with "option sync 1"
You need to change that to 0, and then reboot your router.

There is probably a quicker way than rebooting, but i am not sure how many dependent services you would need to restart to get this going.
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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby merlino175 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:33 am

hi Lantis, my nfsd file is almost empty (1 byte)

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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby Lantis » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:38 am

As far as I can see, NTFS-3G uses “async” by default.
You can try modifying /etc/init.d/usb_storage to specify the mount options, but I do not think they are needed.

I can’t offer you further advice, I do not know additional information.
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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby merlino175 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:31 am

is there a way to replace ntfs-3g driver with a better one?
the stock ntfs support of the modem is much more efficient than the gargoyle one, 8 mb/s download and upload.
So i think the bottleneck is the driver, not the modem.

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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby Lantis » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:28 am

Welcome to linux ntfs support.
In short, no.
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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby merlino175 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:16 am

ok ntfs is not so good for gargoyle.
is fat32 supported and better than ntfs?
or what else than windows can manage?

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Re: NTFS usb drive very very slow

Postby Lantis » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Yes it will be better than ntfs.
That’s about the extent of your options for Windows
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