RaspberryPi: Faster file transfer

Only have 5MB/s when uploading or downloading files?
For faster file transfer, switch to a linux filesystem which is supported by the kernel directly.

I have an external harddrive attached to my RaspberryPi. I plugged it straight from the Windows machine (ntfs) to it and used it with Samba.

I was able to speed up by backing up all the files and reformatting the hdd with ext4 instead of NTFS.

Mounting the drive with the option noatime also reduces disc i/o.

I now have a file transfer rate of about 10MB/s.

Pictures and configuration to be added soon…

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