[ILUG] linux & BP6
kenn at linux.ie
Fri Jan 28 00:15:18 GMT 2000
On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 09:48:03PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> Just a thought. I ran "hdparm" on one of my disks connected to the BP6,
> and it showed that it wasn't setup right at all.
> I ran:
> hdparm -a 16 -A 1 -c 3 -d 1 -k 1 -K 1 -m 16 -u 1 -X 66 -W 1 /dev/hda
> I'd appricate any comments people have on disk settings...their effect on
> speed & reliability.
We had quite a thread on this a few months ago. Search the archives
for 'MB/s', 'SCSI', 'IDE', 'diskspeed war', 'mine's faster than your's,
nya nya', etc...
Seriously, mileage seems to vary widely with different brands, models,
kernels, and colour of underwear. Make your own measurements with
hdparm -t on a quiet system and draw your own conclusions.
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