Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have netatalk install on a headless Ubuntu box on my lan. I have a usb drive mounted on /mnt/ext. When attempting to copy a ~700 MB file from the box using netatalk (afp) OR samba, my estimated time is ~3.5 hours. When using scp to copy the same files I complete the transfer in 5 minutes.

Anyone have a clue what is going on?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I found the issue. The drive is a seagate POS.

explained here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.