The old 'stable' build performs better than the current standard build with an external drive?
Hi I can confirm this as have tried the OS-X 2009.4.4 build today also with a WD Passport USB 2.0 Drive.
Separately I can confirm the build is slow performance because my Apple Read-only driver will sustain a reasonable speed of 'under a minute' for a 1.1GB file. I estimate this to be approximately 25-30MB/s. And this standard NTFS Driver is a very similar and comparable Tfer rate to FAT32 over USB2.0. The Drive was formatted to standard NTFS on Windows XP-SP3 with the default 4kb block size. 260GB.
I can hardly believe it.. how does the current version perform if you disable caching in the preference pane?
The performance of this build of NTFS-3G is v.poor whether with either caching turned on or off it makes no difference whatsoever.
Can you give me some example benchmarks?
NTFS-3G 2009.4.4 - Read speed: 3Mb/s approx
NTFS-3G 2009.4.4 - Write speed: 3Mb/s approx
NTFS-OSX Driver - Read speed: 25Mb/s+
FAT32-OSX Driver - Read speed: 25Mb/s+
FAT32-OSX Driver - Write speed: 25Mb/s+
Other NTFS driver + USB Drive- unknown.
NTFS-3G 2009.4.4 + Internal SATA/PATA Drive - unknown.
Could you also try the 'ublio' build for NTFS-3G 2009.2.1 and the 'legacy' build for 2009.4.4?
No. I am going to use the Paragon NTFS optimized driver instead. Sorry but i've got no time for further testing of this.
What connection do you have between your mac and the WD drive? USB/FireWire400/800/eSATA.?
It's a Intel Mac Mini 2007 1.66 Cor Duo with an Intel integrated USB 2.0 Hub. The Drive is also USB 2.0 capable.
Of course - other devices are plugged into the computer aswell but that does not appear to be the cause of the slow speed in this instance.