Re: Help with hdparm
After spending a lot of time configuring hdparm (it begins to feel like some
kind of addiction to get better results) I found that my results are quite
modest, and feels like it should go faster.
I have a 1st Mainboard SD11 with an AMD Athlon 500 Mhz. The HD: Seagate 600
GB 7200 rpm.
The mainboard people swears it's capable of ata/66 but i am only getting
ata/33 to work. The VIA8XXX chipset option is compiled in kernel and my
hdparm options are: -X34 -d1 -u1 -m16 -c3. I can't activate X66 or higher,
the HD will start giving errors.
The results wont go further than 13 Mb/s.
Thanks a lot.
On Monday 26 August 2002 06:56, Leo Spalteholz wrote:
> >>Mine went from
> >> /dev/hdb:
> >> Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 1.93 seconds = 66.32 MB/sec
> >> Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 24.01 seconds = 2.67 MB/sec
> >> /dev/hdb:
> >> Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 1.92 seconds = 66.67 MB/sec
> >> Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 3.46 seconds = 18.50 MB/sec
> What hard drive do you have?
> Is there a website with a database of results like this anywhere? It'd
> be nice to compare my results with others'. I've been messing with
> hdparm and seem to be getting good results but then again I have no idea
> what good is for my drive.
> Drive: IBM 60GXP 40Gig
> Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.62 seconds =206.45 MB/sec
> Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.70 seconds = 37.65 MB/sec