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Timing buffered disk reads: 166 MB in 3.01 seconds = 55.18 MB/sec
if that's a 7200rpm you might want to check your hdparm settings, NewbGhost. you should probably be getting at least somewhere in the 40s i would think. ? also don't be doing stuff while running the benchmark (esp. media).
Timing buffered disk reads: 104 MB in 3.05 seconds = 34.07 MB/sec
After shutting down XMMS. Also I dont believe it is 7200rpm. It's about 3 yrs old, thinking its 5600? Or the common one in the 5000s. That one. I think. Also it has some problems right now, needs a full format soon.
my hard-drives are both running in udma5 mode, (which i presume is the fastest). at first i thought my performance was pretty bad, but i guess not. btw, anyway who's drives are running ~5MB/s or less, make sure you are running in DMA mode, makes a huge difference. i can't tell you exactly how to do that, you *might* have to recompile the kernel, maybe not if you're lucky. anyway, here's my numbers:
Western Digital 100gig (WDC WD1000JB-00CRA0):
Timing buffered disk reads: 110 MB in 3.01 seconds = 36.54 MB/sec
Maxtor 80gig (Maxtor 4W080H6):
Timing buffered disk reads: 58 MB in 3.01 seconds = 19.27 MB/sec
so there you have it. DMA is awesome, Maxtor is not.
i just reinstalled my maxtor, taking out the seagate to use in my other box for some video editing. the score is basically the same, though, this time with 126.96.36.199 and an epox 8RDA+. 40gb maxtor diamondmax 8, 2mb cache. i thought it was all marketing hype, but maybe ata133 does provide some miniscule performance boost after all. ?
 root:/home/sero # hdparm -Tt /dev/hda
Timing cached reads: 1976 MB in 2.00 seconds = 987.16 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 174 MB in 3.02 seconds = 57.61 MB/sec
Last edited by synaptical; 09-17-2004 at 10:43 AM.