Re: optimizing the hard drive? (fwd)
Haven't done this, but from what i've read you will
need the new IDE66 controller card and cables plus the IDE
patch for the kernel.
On 26 Sep 2000 20:17:31 -0700, Krzys Majewski said:
> "ObeseWhale" <email@example.com> writes:
> > okay here goes... UDMA66 is simply a bandwidth limit on your HD. It allows
> > your hard drive to transfer at 66 megs per second instead of UDMA33, which
> > iss 33 megs per second. While Debian supports udma33 right out of the box
> > you have to compile udma66 support into the kernel. However, your hard
> > drive won't transfer faster than 33 megs per second very much, so the
> > performance gain from enabling isn't as big as you might expect... You'll
> > likely see something like a 15% gain in speed by enabling udma66.
> Hm, 15% gain is better than nothing.. I looked through the kernel
> config but found no mention of udma66, where is it? -chris
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