Then, I started trying different solutions but none seemed to work until I found this one. It was about a problem that was exactly like mine.
It is very simple. You just need to find the etc/sysctl.conf file and add the following line:
vm.dirty_bytes = 15000000
That's it. With that, copying a 1.2 Gb file took me about 4 minutes and the progress bar was showing the information fine.
Right, it's not the fastest speed, but at least it is way better than before.
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