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Speed up data transfer and increased functionality

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by norrismj, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. norrismj

    norrismj LI Guru Member

    Hi

    Apologies if these are naive questions but I am currently running V2.3R63 on my NLSU2. What are the advantages of upgrading the firmware to 2.3R72? Are there any software patches that will speed up the data transfer to my NLSU2 connected hard disc?

    Mike
     
  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I read that some people think R72 is faster than R63, but I've never seen a test results comparison. The NSLU2 seems to transfer data a little faster after a reboot if it has been up for a long time so that might be the reason people think the new firmware is faster. I leave my NSLU2 on 24/7 and try to reboot at least once a week.

    If you have an older NSLU2 that is clocked at half speed, you can pick up a little faster transfer speed and a lot faster directory handling speed by "overclocking" the CPU. This really isn't an overclock, but running the CPU at the normal rated speed. Apparently the newest NSLU2s are now shipped to run at full clock speed.

    How to do this can be found at these links. Remember these modifications will void your warranty.
    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/OpenTheCase
    http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/OverClockTheSlug

    I overclocked my NSLU2 about a year ago and haven't had any problems. I used a Dremel drill with a diamond burr bit to cut through the R83 resister.
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the test results seem to be on that second link under "benchmarks"
     

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