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Old 4th June 2018
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Default ~1 MB/s write and 4KB/t ntfs-3g on OpenBSD 6.3

Hello everybody,

I'm using ntfs-3g to share data between a Windows external (USB) hdd and my OpenBSD laptop.

Using iostat I noticed however that transaction size is 4KB. For that ntfs-3g(8) mentions big_writes option. However, even after mounting using -o big_writes it still does only 4KB per transaction and about 300 transactions per second hence ~1.2MB/s.

I also noticed that mount command did not show the big_writes option for the ntfs partition. I was wondering if others have the same problem or if its something on my end?

Many Thanks,
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