namtih
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Compile (faster) NTFS driver

Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:37 pm

I've used the WD Live device the recent years before and it had some nice NTFS performance of about ~11MB/sec. Someone suggested the Paragon NTFS drivers as this driver is likely preinstalled on the WD devices.
This version seems to be working on ARM devices:
http://www.paragon-software.com/busines ... -embedded/

Does someone manage to compile it for Raspbian? Unfortunately my Linux skills are far too limited to do such task. A better NTFS performance would be really appreciated.

ghans
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Re: Compile (faster) NTFS driver

Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Did you try NTFS-3G instead ?
The Paragon driver looks like a commercial offering though.


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namtih
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Re: Compile (faster) NTFS driver

Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:51 pm

Hi,

yes, I'm already using the NTFS-3G driver. But I didn't really notice a difference between NTFS or NTFS-3G.
My fstab looks like this:

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UUID=DA205B732 /mnt/hdd  ntfs-3g noatime,nodiratime,async,rw       0       0
Besides half of the expected speed (~6MB/sec) the high CPU usage while transfering files is a big problem:
http://www.imagebanana.com/view/wdobkkj8/top.jpg

The screenshot shows the CPU usage while downloading 2 files with about 1100kb/sec to the USB drive. As you can see nearly 1/3 of the CPU is used by the NTFS driver.
The WD Live/Paragon driver really performed much better in such situations.

And yes, the driver is not completely free/open source. But it's an old version, as the current ver. 8.5 doesn't support ARM. And there is a free download link for a trail.

mcmanuf
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Re: Compile (faster) NTFS driver

Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:25 pm

Any luck in compiling this driver?

aaa801
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Re: Compile (faster) NTFS driver

Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:49 pm

mcmanuf wrote:Any luck in compiling this driver?
its not open source as such, so no

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