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Shibbys USB Hub Question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mystycs, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. mystycs

    mystycs Addicted to LI Member

    So I installed shibbys mod in order to use a USB hub with my hard drives. I can finally see them in network which is awesome! I have two hard drives added to the hub. But the transfer speeds seem to be pretty slow at 1MB or so around there. Any idea for this, or is this just the draw back of having this?

    I am connected to my router via Wi-Fi using 5GHZ and the drives are plugged into a 3.0 hub.

    Everything is powered by its own power connection as well including the USB hub.

    Also why do i see folders like $RECYCLE.BIN
     
  2. ulyan

    ulyan Networkin' Nut Member

    Have you formatted your hard drives as ext3 ?? This might give you a slight speed boost. I think you can remove those folders, they are created by the operating system with whom you formatted your hard drives.

    Regarding the speed, It might be, you need more testing. My hard drive is compatible with the sd-idle feature and when I am not using it, it goes to sleep so it doesn't eat bandwith. Also remember to only select USB 2.0 Support, disable printer support, tick only the filesystems you use, and disable 3g usb modem support.

    Also when you share the drives with samba, use the same name with whom the drive was mounted for the share name. This way you only have one share showing, and you rewrite permissions.

    For the moment nothing else comes to my mind. Give it a try and see if it improves anything. Have a nice week-end ;).
     
  3. mystycs

    mystycs Addicted to LI Member

    I did it all, im getting like 3MB download from the hard drive, maybe because on on Wi-Fi? Is this a decent speed i dont assume i can go upto like 50?
     
  4. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    just connect via wired LAN i check.
     
  5. mystycs

    mystycs Addicted to LI Member

    Gonna check right now one second!
     
  6. mystycs

    mystycs Addicted to LI Member

    On local i get about 5MB. Was hoping for more. I do have two drives connected via USB 3.0 Hub
     
  7. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    How much more?
    Which router have you?
    What is your currect system files on HDD?
    HAve you usb1.1 support enabled?
     

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