I just switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.04 as my sole OS and it's pretty nice overall. But as the last time I tried using Linux I see I still have problems simply moving large files around and searches around the web say to try the deadline i/o scheduler which seems to be the default in 13.04 anyways and I've confirmed all my drives are set to deadline.
I have 1 32GB SSD which has my / folder on it, my /home folder is on a ext4 formatted 1TB HDD. I have 2 more 1TB HDD's of which 1 is formatted in NTFS still. I am trying to copy from this NTFS drive to the /home drive.
What strikes me as strange is that the SSD should contain all my programs such as Firefox, so I don't understand why copying between the HDD's would slow down everything else when it shouldn't be under any load. Often my Firefox browser will dim and not let me do anything as if it's crashed, but will come back after a few seconds.
What can I do?