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    Albert Cahalan <albert@ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
    >Right now, mtools is 4x as fast as the kernel filesystem.
    >I tested a file copy of 700 kB on a 1.44 MB floppy disk and
    >a file copy of 4 MB on a 96 MB Zip disk. In both cases,
    >mtools was about 4x faster.

    I ran a couple tests, and I didn't see a 4x difference, but
    mtools would usually win. The most dramatic difference I saw
    was on a 45 MB file.

    mtools: 35.66 seconds to write file.
    fat: 87.49 seconds to write file.

    So mtools in this case is 2.5x faster than the kernel fat code.

    Gordon Chaffee
    plateau.cs.berkeley.edu

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