OldRabbitdiesHard wrote:I thought there are actually a lot of people out there using IRSSI with Raspberry Pi in connection with an external HDD
I seriously doubt that...
The fact that you posted in a topic that has deceased a long time ago doesn't help either.
It's also unrelated to the original question, which was about using a console based IRC client using Putty / SSH.
AFAICS your problem is about HDD write speed... or is it download speed?
Funny thing is, when I CTRL A-D the screen I can work as nothing is happening the terminal screen. I would have thought, that the entire Raspberry Pi is totally worked up.
Don't really understand what you're saying here.
I checked the speed on my Windows 7 Laptop - I only have a speed of about 200kB/s, while my usual average is about 2.7MB/s.
So the speed on Win is 200KBit?
Assuming the problem is HDD write speed: what file system is on the HD? NTFS is notoriously slow.