Strange problem here..
WHen I try copy a large number of files from one folder in my main partition to another folder where my external USB drive is mounted the whole process is slow.. really slow - like 9 hours + to copy about 40gb. I simply use gnome copy/paste files to do the copying.
If I do the same thing using windowsXP connected via samba to the same partitions on the Linux box and instruct the copy to go through windows but on the linux box the process is much quicker for exactly the same files... about 3 to 4 hours.
One would have thought the opposite would be right..
Both partitions are formatted using EXT3 by the way...
Can anyone think of why this is the case and anything that might be wrong ?