Thursday, January 03


Rehabilitate Me Maybe

I had a 4TB Seagate USB 3 drive sitting around doing nothing, because when I plug it into Nagi (my Windows box) it works for about 15 minutes and then falls asleep.  And since Nagi only has USB 2 it's not very fast anyway.

I don't have Shana (my new Windows box) up and running yet, though all the pieces are put together, but Lina (my new Linux box) has USB 3.  So the questions are: Does USB 3 work at real USB 3 speed on CentOS 6.3's kind of old kernel?   And will the Seagate drive work if I plug it in?

And the answers are yes.

I wrote a 40GB file in 350 seconds.  I'm currently trying a 400GB file, and it's settled down to a steady 135MB per second.  That's not shabby at all for an inexpensive external drive.  Actually, that's amazing for an inexpensive external drive if you're used to USB 2.

Also did some Samba file transfers from Nagi to Lina; that delivered about 60MB per second, which is pretty decent, though not amazing.

Update: 3015 seconds to write 400GB, from start of write to having the disk synced and unmounted, so an average of about 132MB per second.  Not bad at all.

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