Slow transfer rate to USB Stick (NTFS).

Bug #1424443 reported by Damir Butmir on 2015-02-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Writing to a 16GB USB 2.0 stick (NTFS) goes at ~17MB/s while under Windows (same amount, machine, stick, everything) goes at 30+MB/s.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: linux-image-3.13.0-45-generic 3.13.0-45.74~precise1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-45.74~precise1-generic 3.13.11-ckt13
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-45-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version k3.13.0-45-generic.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.8
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC1: damir 4030 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: damir 4030 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: damir 4030 F...m pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'PCH'/'HDA Intel PCH at 0xa0810000 irq 49'
   Mixer name : 'Intel PantherPoint HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:10134206,106b5200,00100302 HDA:80862806,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 48
   Simple ctrls : 14
 Card hw:1 'U0x46d0x825'/'USB Device 0x46d:0x825 at usb-0000:00:14.0-1.1.2, high speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB046d:0825'
   Controls : 3
   Simple ctrls : 1
 Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
   Capabilities: cvolume cvolume-joined cswitch cswitch-joined penum
   Capture channels: Mono
   Limits: Capture 0 - 16
   Mono: Capture 14 [88%] [27.00dB] [on]
Date: Sun Feb 22 21:43:07 2015
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130213)
MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro9,2
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 1 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-45-generic root=UUID=ff870fab-18e7-4850-bd2b-d73ad107be8c ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-3.13.0-45-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.13.0-45-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.79.18
SourcePackage: linux-lts-trusty
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 08/08/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBP91.88Z.00D3.B08.1208081132
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag# Mac-6F01561E16C75D06
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.board.version: MacBookPro9,2
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-6F01561E16C75D06
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP91.88Z.00D3.B08.1208081132:bd08/08/2012:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro9,2:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-6F01561E16C75D06:rvrMacBookPro9,2:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-6F01561E16C75D06: MacBookPro9,2
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

Damir Butmir (d4m1r2) wrote :

Damir Butmir, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Could you please test the latest upstream kernel available from the very top line at the top of the page (the release names are irrelevant for testing, and please do not test the daily folder) following ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue.

If the test did not allow you to test to the issue (ex. you couldn't boot into the OS) please make a comment in your report about this, and continue to test the next most recent kernel version until you can test to the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon, next to the word Tags, located at the bottom of the report description:

Where XY and Z are numbers corresponding to the kernel version.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results.

Thank you for your understanding.

description: updated
tags: added: latest-bios
affects: linux-lts-trusty (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

NTFS on Linux is slower than on Windows. To rule a hardware or usb problem format the usb stick with ext4 and test again.

Damir Butmir (d4m1r2) wrote :

Hardware and USB problem have both already been ruled out by trying the exact same thing on the exact same machine...but under Windows 7 x64 and everything worked beautifully.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Daniel Gonzalez (danielglz888) wrote :

sorry but I have the same problem with Ubuntu 14.04. Slow transferring rates from hard drive to USB. Thank you.

Daniel Gonzalez, it will help immensely if you filed a new report via a terminal:
ubuntu-bug linux

Please feel free to subscribe me to it.

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