#8313 NORM 9.1.0: Can OFW save-nand be made to go faster?

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Sat Sep 6 03:34:54 EDT 2008

#8313: Can OFW save-nand be made to go faster?
   Reporter:  thomaswamm           |       Owner:  wmb at firmworks.com                
       Type:  enhancement          |      Status:  new                              
   Priority:  normal               |   Milestone:  9.1.0                            
  Component:  ofw - open firmware  |     Version:  Development build as of this date
 Resolution:                       |    Keywords:                                   
Next_action:  communicate          |    Verified:  0                                
  Blockedby:                       |    Blocking:                                   

Comment(by thomaswamm):

 Wow, I just experimented with a SanDisk cruzer micro 2.0 GB USB memory
 stick, and it's a lot faster, taking only 13 minutes to save-nand
 u:\my759.img which is about 551MB.  The slow stick (90 minutes) is an
 LGear 2GB.  Both were formatted as FAT32 using a WindowsXP PC.  Both show
 up as USB2.0 using probe-usb in OFW.  On the WinXP PC, the LGear stick
 needs about 3 times longer to receive an XO image file, compared to the
 SanDisk stick.

 So if I use a lucky USB stick, I can do coffee-break XO backups.  I'm
 gonna go out and buy a 3-pack of Sandisk 2GB sticks, and leave them
 factory-formatted from now on.

 Thanks for the info, wmb.  This ticket can be closed as far as I am
 concerned.  I am thinking of trying to compose a wiki page about "How to
 back up your XO", if one does not yet exist.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8313#comment:6>
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