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Slow usb transfer in Ubuntu / Linux mint

Transfer speeds ranging between 2.0 – 4.0 mb/sec on usb 2.0 *sigh*

How to fix this you ask?

After some google searching i found this bug report, low and behold the fix to my problem was to modify the following file:


  • /etc/initramfs-tools/modules



insert these two commands in the bottom of the file:


  • ohci_hcd
  • ehci_hcd



Voila, tranfer speed ranging between 20.0 – 30.0 mb/sec! Life is good, sehr good.