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When writing to my ntfs partition I am getting very low speeds( When reading however I'm getting my maximum speeds):

589824   3%   60.20kB/s    0:04:06

This example is using

rsync --progress [File] [Destination]

Where I am making a copy of the file in the same directory.

I am mounting my ntfs partition using fstab:

/dev/sda6 /mnt/data ntfs-3guid=1000,gid=11000,umask=0022,sync,auto,nosuid,rw,nouser 0 0

I am not sure if this is relevant but I was recently looking at the Power Tweaking tips provided on the Ubuntu wiki and I believe that these situations may correlate.

Grub Conf:


The power tweak that I believe is causing the problem is the ALPM.

Note: My write speeds to my ntfs patition were absolutely fine until about yesterday when I started fiddling with the power tweak(s)

I am using one drive with multiple partitions, so it cannot be a hardware error, this is also because My dual boot in windows can access the drive at normal speeds.

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Happened to me once. I had edited the fstab to automount the NTFS partition automatically at boot. Restoring the file to before editing it did the trick.

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Thanks, I actually just gave up and re installed Ubuntu, not sure if I should put that as an answer as it's not really a fix... –  hamhut1066 Aug 16 '12 at 18:53
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