Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: Sep. 30 2008,18:31
|Quote (sankarv @ Sep. 30 2008,01:38)|
i was doing a huge copy operation from my hard disk to usb drive and since it was too slow (i found a difference with DSL linux speed(which is known for that) itself in fact ).
i checked my swap space with free command but swap was not at all utilized.
What may be the reason for that?
By the way i have 512 MB ram with celeron 1.7 ghz processor and 1.1 GB of swap space.
Also the data's total size is 4.0 GB.
Is the data one (or a bunch) of big files, or hundreds of little files? DO you have DMA enabled for your harddrive? Are your usb ports 2.0? Is your external drive usb 2.0?