Slow downloads via SMB on an external HDD hosted on an RPi

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Slow downloads via SMB on an external HDD hosted on an RPi

Post by xfx » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:31 pm

Here's my current setup:
- I have a HDD connected via USB3 to a RPi 4 (running Lakka)
- The drive is mapped on my Windows 10 machine using SMB
- qBittorrent (4.2.2) is running on the Windows machine and the Save Path is set to the mapped drive (Z:\Torrents\)

This setup has been working for almost a year without a problem.
I have a 100MBi connection and I'm usually able to download at about 10-12MB/s

But, for some reason, about a week ago the download speeds dropped to about 0.5 - 2.2MB/s

However, transfers to/from that share using Windows Explorer are able to reach the expected ~10MB/s
It's only when using qBittorent that the speed drops so drastically.

Any ideas?

Oh, and one last thing: if I change the Save Path to a local drive on the Windows machine, everything works just fine; so the problem is only with qBittorrent writing the SMb mapped drive.

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Re: Slow downloads via SMB on an external HDD hosted on an RPi

Post by xfx » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:46 pm

Çorrection: before I mentioned that the RPi4 is running Lakka, I meant to say it's running LibreELEC.

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