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ATM I'm downloading a movie with deluge which is 12GB big.

This is a single .mkv file but the weird thing is that when I download this and I use NTFS-3G to mount my USB to debian it uses 99% of my CPU with 1MB/s while my CPU is a 1.7Ghz Quad Core (ODROID-U2).

It runs on debian / linux.

Anyone any idea's what the problem might be?

Hope you guys can help :)


How to set the block size in linux? I changed the block size with formatting but that didn't change anything

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I found out the block size was 4kbytes and that that probably caused it with really big files, moved up the 32 solved the problem. I do recommend 64 though if you only use it for downloading 5+GB files..

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This required formatting the disk, I take it? – WildVelociraptor Dec 8 '13 at 23:56
Yes! sorry for the late reply – Jorrick Sleijster Sep 27 '14 at 20:17

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