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why is everything heavily responding while transferring data to a 32GB USB stick? [duplicate]

everything is literally everything including scrolling , switching apps , typing even moving pointer is very laggy , i'm using Debian Stretch with GNOME and nautilus (obviously) Here's top output ...
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Gnome, nautilus copy files to USB stops at 100% or near

I had similar issues before but i don't remember how i solved it. When i try to copy something to USB stick, with FAT, it stops near the end, sometimes at 100%. And of course, when i transfer the ...
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Slow performance when copying files to and from USB devices

When I copy files to and from USB devices (camera, HDD, memory card) my system becomes very slow. For example if I want to close a window I move the mouse but it takes about 2 seconds or more before ...
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Pernicious USB-stick stall problem. Reverting workaround fix?

There's an issue with Ubuntu that hasn't been fixed yet, where the PC freezes or gets really slow whenever it is copying to an USB stick (see Why is my PC freezing while I'm copying a file to a ...
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Why were “USB-stick stall” problems reported in 2013? Why wasn't this problem solved by the existing “No-I/O dirty throttling” code?

The pernicious USB-stick stall problem - LWN.net, November 2013. Artem S. Tashkinov recently encountered a problem that will be familiar to at least some LWN readers. Plug a slow storage device (...
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Change value of USB “max_sectors” for an entire family of devices

I've been using Linux for a while, but only since I started using "recent" distros (ie.: anything non-Debian) I have started having I/O problems with most of my USB devices. Basically when trying to ...
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Unmounting external drive takes tremendously long

This morning I copied around 200GB of data to a quite old USB2.0 1TB external drive. The copying took around 2 or 3 hours. Afterwards I unmounted & the unmounting is still going on (after more ...
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How to fix VeraCrypt causing terrible lags?

When making a backup to a VeraCrypt encrypted container, my PC got to a point when it was unusable - every few seconds freezes for several seconds, sometimes "only" applications are unresponsive, ...
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Transfer speed while copying from Windows to Pi

I am using a raspberry pi with samba as remotely accessible storage in my local network. While copying files from windows to pi I am getting strange transfer speed. It jumps from 200 kB/s and less to ...
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File transfers knock all the system files out of memory and slow everything down

On my desktop installation (no ssd), sometimes (sporadically) when I try to move files between drives with the Nemo file manager, the system slows to a crawl and becomes basically unusable. My guess ...