re: Home Storage with Raspberry Pi and Samba VIEW POST


NextCloudPi - looks pretty neat!

I got a question - do you use the SD card or have you plugged an external drive to your RPi? If you use the SD card, are you noticing any considerable delays when uploading / downloading stuff?


The OS is on an SD card but all storage is on a separate USB drive.

For our usage pattern (two users, few devices concurrently) I can detect no performance issues at all.

Apparently it becomes a problem with high concurrency because the ethernet port shares a bus with the USB connectors, so disk writes and network traffic ends up competing for the bus causing slowdowns.

Thanks! The shared bus info was something I did not anticipate.

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