Comment 2 for bug 104241

It is automatically mounted with sync:
/dev/sdb1 on /media/wd1200 type ext3 (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,data=ordered)

Let's try to change that:

mount -t ext3 -o rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,data=ordered,async /dev/sdb1 /mnt/test

Much better!

urd:/home/reagle> time `cp test.mpg /mnt/test/test.mpg; sync`

real 0m2.530s
user 0m0.008s
sys 0m0.184s

So the question now, is why is feisty automounting usb drives with sync whereas edgy didn't? How can I change this?