I always thought the N9's mass storage was way too slow at transfer speeds, so after a bit of research and a bit of trial and error I've been able to format my N9 (and subsequently N950) to have faster USB transfer speeds.
The Nokia N9's mass storage is formatted to 64kb blocks for transfer. What does this mean? This means you will see 8-10mb upload and download speeds on your N9 while transferring things via USB, this is really slow.
We're going to Format the Nokia N9's mass storage to 4kb clusters so we will see 10-14mb transfer rates consistently.
This is not for a beginner user or do I suggest using this if you aren't comfortable flashing with Harmattan Flasher.
I've personally never had luck changing the partitioning except for when I've freshly flashed my N9.
Let's get started:
Again I assume you are using a windows machine.
Download EaseUS partition Master here.
Make sure you make a copy of what's in your MyDocs onto your desktop, all of it, because when you're done you need to transfer it back.
Now start it up
This is the first screen you will see. Click on Go to Main Screen.
This is when you're in the application. If you notice my N950 is mentioned there too. I am connected in Mass storage mode:
This is the easy part now right click on the Nokia N9:
Then choose Format partition and this screen will come up, choose 4kb and the rest is fine:
Then push ok.
Nothing will happen. Then go to close the app on the top right, this will pop up:
Hit yes, then watch, this screen will come up:
Once this is done transfer everything from your MyDocs back onto your N9 and safely remove it.
Again this is a risky procedure, if you don't know how to flash with harmattan flasher I wouldn't suggest doing this.
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Please note: Prior to undertaking any modification detailed above, understand that there are risks involved. Whilst every modification has been tested to work on the author's Nokia N9, there are no guarantees it will work on a different Nokia N9 or other mobile phone. EverythingN9 will not take responsibility for any effects of a mod, including hardware or software damage, telecommunication charges, or legal implications.