1 TB data copy

Gerard gerard at seibercom.net
Fri Oct 12 07:37:14 PDT 2007

On October 12, 2007 at 08:23AM Monah Baki wrote:

> We have a windows 2003 server and 1 freebsd 6.2 server. The 2003 server
> supports USB 1 while the freebsd supports usb 2.
> We went and purchased an external 1 TB usb 2 harddrive.
> Our objective is to copy 700GB worth of data from the windows to the freebsd
> server then take the external harddive to a remote client who runs windows
> 2003 and then copy the data back to the windows server.
> The throughput of copying the data from windows to the usb attached to it
> was ridiculous, more than 12 hours to copy 60GB of data.
> I tried copying a 1GB file from windows to the usb attached to the freebsd
> and it took less than 5 minutes, but ofcourse when I tried to mount the
> usb back to the windows box I could not see the 1GB file that I copied.
> How can use the freebsd as the destination copy since it has a much better
> throughput and at the same time have the windows box see the 600GB file
> that was copied once I attach the usb harddrive to it.

Wouldn't it be advantageous to upgrade the Windows machine to USB2 level?


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