hdparm ATA66 on new drive+new system
Last week after i installed potato on a new system i ran
hdparm to test the new ibm ata66 drive and it showed reads of
32mb/sec. Since then the only changes i've made have been
apt-get installs which have increased my disk usage to 895mb.
Now hdparm consistently tests reads at around 28-29 mb/sec.
Does 10% degradation in ata66 performance from brand new to
one weeks use seem within the parameters of hdparm or is there
another explanation. Not concerned about this, just curious and
maybe there are some hardware issues i should be aware of.