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What's The Fastest Partition Scheme On Cheap Flash Media?

Nov 10, 2010, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David North)

"You read the Fastest Flash article so you already know Ext4 can turbocharge your thumb drive. But you run Linux, so of course want even more! Is there anything else to do?

"Yup. Use a GPT (GUID Partition Table) rather than the usual MBR scheme. It will hop up flash performance on almost any filesystem -- not just Ext4.

"Let's start by reviewing the performance test in the Fast Filesystem article. Times are seconds it took to write the uncompressed linux 2.6.34 kernel directory to an SD card, then read it back (after flushing the caches). Here's what happens to a hapless MBR partition table:"

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