domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2018

Painful Speed for USB Transfers? Dirty Bytes!

Since my upgrade to newer distros, I was suffering from really slow USB transfer speeds.  Copying a large file to a USB stick would take long minutes and, although the process was eventually completed, I needed a lot of patience.

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.

If you want to read the explanation (you should), please visit the original page.