Ubuntu 18.04 problem with large (> 5TB) drives

Asked by Robert Pearson on 2018-11-27

I recently purchased a 6 TB external USB hard drive. Ubuntu is continental-drift slow with the new drive. I can copy 3TB from 4TB to 4TB in less than 48 hours. The estimated time to copy 31.5 GB from 4TB to 6TB is 66 hours (less than 1% of the speed to a 4TB drive). Tried a different drive. Same problem. Sever design flaw in Ubuntu. After 3 weeks no response to bug report. One salesman pointed out that if Windows had this problem, they would be getting many returns. Same about Mac. The problem seems to be with Ubuntu. Seagate refuses to provide any support since I use Linux. I need to know if the Ubuntu people are going to address this problem or continue to ignore it. If they will not address this issue, I need to return the drive within the 30-day store limit.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

"After 3 weeks no response to bug report"
If you are referring to Bug #1802821 - this bug is waiting for a response from your side.

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