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Old 09-10-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Slow drive access/gentoo/64bit

Hello, I am new to gentoo and I thought it was getting slow so I did hdparm. I got:
timing cache 1369.52mb/sec
timing buffered 1.7mb/sec

hdparm says udma is on advancedpm=no LBA is on

Anyone know how to speed it up? I would have posted the results but I cannot figure out how to copy with xterm. Thanks for any help!
Old 09-11-2005, 11:56 PM   #2
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Can you provide the output of hdparm -i /dev/hda?

Try using gnome-terminal, Eterm, or similar rather than xterm. Or failing that, "hdparm -i /dev/hda > FILE" then open file in some editor.


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