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Re: hdparm to increase performance


I'll forward to info I just sent our LUG:

Be warned > > >
From: Jaye Inabnit ke6sls <ke6sls@snowcrest.net>
To: linux@redwood.humboldt.edu


I'm sure many (if not all) have already read the graet article on
using hdparm - http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/272

I did several tests here. the WD10 and 20 gb drives didn't really
see any increase, and the last one mentioned actually slowed it
down perhaps 5%.. have to admit, WD's drives are just plain fast
in default dma mode.

Anyhow, several users did some tweeks and all seemed well tell the
next boot... fsck was the norm, and I actually died hard, down to
e2fsck and rebuilt the superblocks... 

So, just consider this a heads up.. You might see significant gain,
but DO read the man page and make sure you have backups - just in 
case fsck/e2fsck can't bring the drive back...

On Friday 10 November 2000 08:41, Krzys Majewski wrote:
> "Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier@storm.ca> writes:
> >     In case you guys missed this one, check it out.
> >
> > http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/272
> >
> >     I just increased my harddrive throughput by 5 times.
> >
> >     Mike
> Do you notice  a difference though? I increased  mine from about 3Mbps
> to about 18Mbps, but I haven't felt it yet. -chris


Jaye Inabnit, ARS ke6sls     e-mail: ke6sls@arrl.net
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