USB2 external hard drive too slow ....

Heinrich Rebehn rebehn at
Fri Feb 13 06:04:16 PST 2004

ivan georgiev wrote:
> Hi,
> I just bought 80GB WD USB2 hard drive. Everything works. I have 
> formated it with ext2 file system, so that I can share file with 
> linux. But the problem is that it is very slow compared to linux. 
> When I transfered some files under linux the speed of the transfer is 
> somewhere around 10MB/s but under freebsd (5-1p10) it is not more 
> than 1MB/s :(
> Is it running in USB1 mode? Can I make it run faster?
> Thanks for your help.
> Ivan

Hi Ivan,
did you get any reply to your posting? I am having the same problem: 
Maxtor 250 GB external USB2 drive, Belkin USB2 card, FreeBSD 5.1, but i 
get only < 1MB/sec.

Does FreeBSD support USB 2.0 at all?

Thanks for any help



Heinrich Rebehn

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