I noticed in sysctl.conf that the vfs.max_read value was set for 16.
But everthing I read usually has people changing this to some higher value, one place is the wiki:
Usually we see people cranking this to 128! Or as the wiki states, the default in 9.x was 64.
Makes me wonder if 16 is the best value for usb sticks, rather than those higher values?
At any rate, I’m going to double it here to 32 just to keep a cool head about it and see what happens.