I'm almost sure this is a non issue but after searching for it a bit and checking the docs I'm not sure I've got this right.
My workflow is the following:
- Slice on a computer
- Get the Gcode to the printer storage
- Print from octoprint (that's installed in an octopi usb connected to the computer)
Right now I have 2 ways to do (2): plug the SD card into the computer or upload it to octopi using the "upload to sd card".
If I chose the later what I understand is happening is that octoprint is reading the gcode instructions and sending them to the printer and then the printer is the one writing the instructions one by one to a SD file.
That does work but it takes a long time.
I guess that is something dependent on the printer and can not be avoided but am I doing that correctly? I guess octoprint does not have any way to write the sd card on the printer so I guess the answer is no, but, is there any way to transfer the files quicker with my current setup?
I know I could use a wifi connected SD card and that is an option for me but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing some other way to do all that.
Maybe the speed of the process is printer dependent so I'm using a Prusa MK3.
Both the firmware of Octoprint and the printer are up to date.
Thanks a lot