Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100887
copying from usb 2.0 external drive is very slow
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:57 EST
Description of problem:
I have an IBM ThinkPad T30 running Taroon Beta 1 (WS). The laptop has both USB
2.0 and IEEE1394 Cardbus cards inserted. A SmartDisk FireLite USB 2.0 drive is
connected to the USB 2.0 card.
File maneuvers (copies, moves, etc) on the FireLite are extremely slow,
approaching USB 1.x levels.
All indications, other than speed, are that the drive is in USB 2.0 mode. The
drive lite is blue (rather than green), indicating this mode. In addition, the
output of /proc/bus/usb/devices shows the drive running at USB 2.0 levels
This problem is not present in Red Hat Linux 9--file transfers are are USB 2.0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 93162 [details]
Output of /proc/bus/usb/devices
hmm, I can't seem to reproduce this for the moment. I fsck'd the external disk
(filesystem on it is ext3) and rebooted, and now everything is working as it
should. I also installed the kernel-unsupported package, but I'm not sure if
this latter step would have changed anything or not, since all of the
appropriate drivers appeared to have been loaded before.
Chris, can I close this?
Closing due to lack of response.