So I found in a closet an old
$ head -5 /proc/cpuinfo system type : Atheros AR9341 rev 1 machine : TP-LINK TL-MR3420 v2 processor : 0 cpu model : MIPS 74Kc V4.12 BogoMIPS : 266.64
$ grep REL /etc/os-release OPENWRT_RELEASE="OpenWrt 19.07.7 r11306-c4a6851c72"
on it, hoping to transform it a poor man's NAS, but the result is disappointing: the speed is lacking. With a plugged external hdd (ext4 fs) I get (via ethernet):
|scp, sftp or rsync (ssh)||1.3|
|to rsyncd (no encryption)||5|
One 9.4G directory that I was going to sync regularly has 326,410 files. After copying the directory to the "NAS", it now takes 22 (twenty two) minutes for
rsync -a -n my_dir_on_laptop rsync://nas... for a dry run (when no actual data is being sent). Horrified, I tried the same op between 2 laptops, each of which has the same directory, & the dry run took ~5 seconds.
Here's my question:
What device are you guys using as a NAS that
can eat at least 10 MB/s via ssh
doesn't contain a potato CPU & able to operate reasonably fast on directories with up to 1M small files.
I don't care about wireless.