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That looks good. The alignment of your partitions should not cause any problems.Code:# gpart show ada2s1 => 0 1953525104 ada2s1 BSD (932G) 0 1946157056 1 freebsd-ufs (928G) 1946157056 7368048 2 freebsd-swap (3.5G)
Also, the HDD in question is a PMR drive, so SMR is not an issue either.
Yes, that’s normal, because pkg performs a lot of additional actions. Among other things, it calculates checksums and stores them in the SQLite database (separate transaction for every single file). I wouldn’t be surprised if this causes the difference that you’re seeing.I found something strange: on the "slow" system I manually unpacked the .txz archive of the flat-remix-icon-themes package and it was quite fast, much faster than when it was unpacked by