Ive spent all night trying to get samba to copy faster, and im outta ideas!
With the built in samba, i got 400k/s to the drive, i installed opt-ware samba 3 and go my speed to 1mb/s, after hours of tweeking files, i can finally hit 1.5-2mb/s. This just seems very, very slow! If i fire up my laptop with linux, start samba and transfer, i easily get 25-50mb/s.
Im using Asus WL-500gP v2, Tomato Firmware v1.28.9054 MIPSR1-beta K26 USB vpn3.6, and a 2tb usb2 hdd formated for opt-ware (swap, opt and storage partition - ext3).
What speeds are you getting with samba?