I have a 1 TB Western Digital External Harddisk. The read/write speed was very low, I read on askubuntu that using the async mount option helps. Then I started using it as follows:
mount -o async,rw /dev/sdb1 /media/a/
Every time I plugin the HDD, I first unmount it then go to command line to mount it using the above command. I also have a 16GB pendrive and that is slower on Ubuntu than Windows 7, I suspect using async could help me there as well.
- What does async do?
- Is there a way to make async as the default option during automounts?
- Is it advisable to do so?