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    File transfer speed to Raspberry Pi4

    I have a Raspberry Pi4 with a USB3 HDD containing my music library. I get transfer speeds of around 3 MB/s when transferring files over the network from my Windows 10 laptop. I have tried using Samba, Freefilesync and WinSCP and they all transfer at the same speed.
    What speeds do others get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    I have a Raspberry Pi4 with a USB3 HDD containing my music library. I get transfer speeds of around 3 MB/s when transferring files over the network from my Windows 10 laptop. I have tried using Samba, Freefilesync and WinSCP and they all transfer at the same speed.
    What speeds do others get?

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    Wired or wireless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Wired or wireless?
    Pi is wired, Laptop is wireless, HDD is NTFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Pi is wired, Laptop is wireless, HDD is NTFS.

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    When I say Pi is wired it is connected via homeplugs, but I had similar speeds before adding the homeplugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    I have a Raspberry Pi4 with a USB3 HDD containing my music library. I get transfer speeds of around 3 MB/s when transferring files over the network from my Windows 10 laptop. I have tried using Samba, Freefilesync and WinSCP and they all transfer at the same speed.
    What speeds do others get?

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    Probably a bit of a noob question but how do you browse to the usb drive on the pi from a windows PC. If there's a 'how to' you could reccommend, that would be really useful.
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    I have a Raspberry Pi4 with a USB3 HDD containing my music library. I get transfer speeds of around 3 MB/s when transferring files over the network from my Windows 10 laptop. I have tried using Samba, Freefilesync and WinSCP and they all transfer at the same speed.
    What speeds do others get?

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    Fwiw, I just got ~10MBps writing a single 300MB file to a USB2 HDD on a wired Pi 3 B+, from a Windows 8.1 wireless laptop, just using Windows Explorer.

    Writing 500MB of assorted files of 5MB-20MB gave a slower transfer average speed of about 7-8MBps, because of the overhead involved for the multiple files.

    Not sure what that tells you, or if it helps though :-)
    Tech: Duet x 3, via various hi-fi. LMS on Raspbian 9 (stretch) on a Pi3B+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderJon View Post
    Fwiw, I just got ~10MBps writing a single 300MB file to a USB2 HDD on a wired Pi 3 B+, from a Windows 8.1 wireless laptop, just using Windows Explorer.

    Writing 500MB of assorted files of 5MB-20MB gave a slower transfer average speed of about 7-8MBps, because of the overhead involved for the multiple files.

    Not sure what that tells you, or if it helps though :-)
    I would love 10MB/s. I even tried adding "big_writes" to fstab. No difference.

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    Just wrote the rasbian zip file to my Pi4/USB3 SSD......(Running pCP) This is of coarse just a single file, and an all wired network.

    Code:
    paul@NUC-Devel:~/Downloads/Raspbian$ scp 2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip tc@192.168.0.28:/mnt/build/
    tc@192.168.0.28's password: 
    2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip                                                             100% 1127MB  47.4MB/s   00:23
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Just wrote the rasbian zip file to my Pi4/USB3 SSD......(Running pCP) This is of coarse just a single file, and an all wired network.

    Code:
    paul@NUC-Devel:~/Downloads/Raspbian$ scp 2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip tc@192.168.0.28:/mnt/build/
    tc@192.168.0.28's password: 
    2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip                                                             100% 1127MB  47.4MB/s   00:23
    Was that downloading to the Pi or transferring over your network?

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    File transfer speed toRaspberry Pi4

    My uneducated guess is that NTFS is the culprit.

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