Topic: Easy2Boot

Date 04/07/2019

By SteveSi

Subject Re: Why E2B drive created on Windows do not need to make contiguous?

My guess is that rsync opens several 'streams' and always makes fragmented files. e.g. a file will often be fragmented if you download it from the internet directly onto the USB drive using Windows because that also opens several streams.
Try to avoid rsync for copying files onto the USB drive or maybe try the -W option with rsync to copy whole files.
-W, --whole-file copy files whole (w/o delta-xfer algorithm)
or try the --preallocate switch which may also be faster when copying to a USB drive as well as making non-contiguous files. Let me know if this works...

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