Rclone 1.43.1 Windows VFS Speeds


#1

Hi all,

This might be a long one.

I have been playing around with rclone on windows and it’s new features mainly VFS.
I have setup an rclone vfs with the following.

rclone mount drive: x:
–config C:\rclone\rclone.conf
–allow-other
–allow-non-empty
–vfs-cache-mode writes
–dir-cache-time 48h
–vfs-read-chunk-size 128M
–vfs-read-chunk-size-limit 2G
–buffer-size 256M
–log-level INFO
–log-file C:\logs\rclonemount.txt

My rclone config

[drive]
type = drive
client_id = xx
client_secret = xx
scope = drive
token = {“x”}

I have been doing various testing with vfs and buffer sizes. I am getting different speeds and can never get plex to remote stream higher than 30mbps.

On a Ubuntu 18.04 with rclone and plex installed I can hit almost 60mbps.

Anyone care to shed some light?

Thanks


#2

The windows WinFSP and linux FUSE implementation are quite different so I’m not suprised there are performance differences.

Is this on the same hardware/network ubuntu vs windows?


#3

Yep same specs 8 cores 8 gigs of ram same drive same network.

I have swapped back to plexdrive on linux.

I would not mind running some tests for you if that would help.


#4

I suspect it is FUSE vs WinFSP so you could have a go at testing that…

So make an rclone mount of a local directory rclone mount /path/to/dir /path/to/mount or rclone mount c:\path\to\dir Q: and then do a speed test on the mounted drives. Maybe see how long it takes to copy a big file in each or something like that. Or maybe you can find a cross platform speed test for a mounted drive?