Noob here (very lightweight on Linux skills too) so apologies if someone has raised this topic already.
It's day 3 for my MBWE and I can't believe the crap transfer speeds I'm getting when JUST moving content around on the disk (I'm not transferring data TO or FROM the MBWE). More of a Windows bod, like most File Servers I expect the disk not to physically move the content but merely update the FAT table.
I'm using Vista to cut/paste folders on a Windows mapped drive. So e.g. I open my MBWE like \\192.168.72.1 > browse to \share1 and 'cut' lets say \share1\folder1 > browse to \share2 and paste folder1 into it. A simple move. I tried moving a 4GB folder and Vista reckons it will take 3 hours with a calculated transfer rate fluctuating between 2.3MB/sec to 300KB/sec!!
Why can't the file system/Linux just work out the folder is on the same media and simply update the file pathing in the FAT?? I don't understand why it gives itself grief by assuming it's a literal device-to-device transfer when it's all contained within the drive. With all those simultaneous read/writes - it's no wonder the damn thing's grinding to an almost halt! It should be an instantaneous process surely.
Please help. Does FTP/SCP work in the same way? I read somewhere SCP has a performance hit because of the extra encryption overhead but I'm assuming that's when moving/copying data from external devices. Is this correct? I just need to work out the most efficient (and simple) method of doing internal copy/moves but within Vista. Surely something so trivial can't be so painful - can it?