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Old 05-19-2008, 08:31 PM   #526
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Quote:
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Maxtor 6E040L0 ATA, 38 GiB. Fast enough for me.
Funny:

Code:
root@smoker / # hdparm -i /dev/hdd

/dev/hdd:

 Model=Maxtor 6E040L0, FwRev=NAR61590, SerialNo=E15KS65E
 Config={ Fixed }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=57
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=78156288
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0:  ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 * signifies the current active mode

root@smoker / # hdparm -t /dev/hdd

/dev/hdd:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  174 MB in  3.03 seconds =  57.42 MB/sec
root@smoker / #
Same drive looks like. Why is yours so much slower? You got a older mobo with a slower chipset or what?

 
Old 05-19-2008, 08:53 PM   #527
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ASRock K7VT 4A Pro; AMD Sempron 2600+; NVidia GeForce4 MX 4000; 512 RAM.

Code:
/dev/hda:

 Model=Maxtor 6E040L0, FwRev=NAR61590, SerialNo=E1CTZYCE
 Config={ Fixed }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=57
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
 CurCHS=4047/16/255, CurSects=16511760, LBA=yes, LBAsects=80293248
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0:  ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 * signifies the current active mode

Last edited by brianL; 05-19-2008 at 08:57 PM.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 09:50 PM   #528
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ASRock K7VT 4A Pro; AMD Sempron 2600+; NVidia GeForce4 MX 4000; 512 RAM.

Code:
/dev/hda:

 Model=Maxtor 6E040L0, FwRev=NAR61590, SerialNo=E1CTZYCE
 Config={ Fixed }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=57
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
 CurCHS=4047/16/255, CurSects=16511760, LBA=yes, LBAsects=80293248
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0:  ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4,5,6,7

 * signifies the current active mode
I'm confused. Your CPU is faster so that shouldn't be a problem. Memory shouldn't be a issue either. It seems to be seeing it as udma6 which is as it should be. Why it is not any faster, not sure.

 
Old 05-20-2008, 12:34 AM   #529
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Thumbs up HP - Raid Config - SAS drives

Good morning everyone,

Almost 2 years from my first post here? *smile*

OK.. this time - a dual HP server - with SAS drives in Raid5 configuration:

zidox1:/ # hdparm -tT /dev/cciss/c0d1p1

/dev/cciss/c0d1p1:
Timing cached reads: 24640 MB in 2.00 seconds = 12334.30 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 1084 MB in 3.00 seconds = 361.01 MB/sec

====

If you need more info on the hardware - I can provide it.


Cheers,
Alex
 
Old 05-20-2008, 01:28 AM   #530
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Good morning everyone,

Almost 2 years from my first post here? *smile*

OK.. this time - a dual HP server - with SAS drives in Raid5 configuration:

zidox1:/ # hdparm -tT /dev/cciss/c0d1p1

/dev/cciss/c0d1p1:
Timing cached reads: 24640 MB in 2.00 seconds = 12334.30 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 1084 MB in 3.00 seconds = 361.01 MB/sec

====

If you need more info on the hardware - I can provide it.


Cheers,
Alex


That's pretty swift.

 
Old 05-20-2008, 01:33 AM   #531
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Just tried it with Cygwin, on XP.

Code:
$ /usr/sbin/hdparm -t /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  102 MB in  3.11 seconds =  32.80 MB/sec
A teeny bit faster.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #532
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Quote:
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Maxtor 6E040L0 ATA, 38 GiB. Fast enough for me.

I just put my new raid array together today and I got

Timing buffered disk reads: 660 MB in 3.01 seconds = 219.36 MB/sec

Woot! 4 - 500gb SATA2 drives in RAID 5 config. Using mdadm.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 04:06 PM   #533
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Quote:
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Just tried it with Cygwin, on XP.

Code:
$ /usr/sbin/hdparm -t /dev/hda

/dev/hda:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  102 MB in  3.11 seconds =  32.80 MB/sec
A teeny bit faster.
Strange results.. Might be worth checking the cabling etc.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 04:28 PM   #534
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Strange results.. Might be worth checking the cabling etc.
I was even thinking if he has a old 40 wire IDE cable. Thing is, it is seeing it as udma6 and in my experience it won't do that with a old 40 wire cable.

That is odd tho. It should be faster than that. Getting about the same results with a different OS makes me think cable or hardware too.

 
Old 05-20-2008, 05:52 PM   #535
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I don't really know much about the hardware side. It seems to be performing OK, no obvious faults. But, as you say, it is slower than the same HD in another machine. I've had it about 3 years, and have been thinking lately about getting something with better specs. More RAM, bigger capacity HD.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 05:59 PM   #536
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I don't really know much about the hardware side. It seems to be performing OK, no obvious faults. But, as you say, it is slower than the same HD in another machine. I've had it about 3 years, and have been thinking lately about getting something with better specs. More RAM, bigger capacity HD.
Well, I have had a computer or two that didn't have a decent speed hard drive, I can tell you, that will slow down a lot of things. It's almost as bad as not having enough ram. I would check on that cable. It's not a hard thing to check. You just look at it and see if it has 40 wires or 80. I can tell by just looking at them but the 80 wire is a lot smaller wires and the 40 wire one is larger. The cable itself is the same width, just the wires that are different.

Before I upgraded, I would check that. May be a $10.00 or $15.00 fix.

 
Old 05-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #537
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Thanks, I'll check the cable tomorrow, see which it is. It wasn't the speed that was making me think of upgrading. I want more RAM to do justice to virtualisation, and more HD capacity to get a few distros on, still haven't tried Arch, Gentoo, or LFS & BLFS.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 12:52 PM   #538
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/dev/hda:
Timing buffered disk reads: 108 MB in 3.03 seconds = 35.69 MB/sec
 
Old 11-11-2008, 10:39 AM   #539
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Here is my speeds from my Intrepid Server (Wifi/Router/NAS box)

Mainboard: Abit-AN68SV. CPU: AMD LE-1250 RAM: 1-Gbit 667mhz.
Im very pleased with the speed of the F1 disk. I copyed a 10GB (10*858*030*332 byte)file from sdb to sbc in 99.8 sec. ~103 MB/sec.

hda: 2GB Transcend SF card, ext2 (used for openwrt)
Code:
/dev/hda:

 Model=TRANSCEND, FwRev=20080128, SerialNo=20080611 00009EC1
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=3884/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=576, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPort, BuffSize=1kB, MaxMultSect=1, MultSect=off
 CurCHS=3884/16/63, CurSects=3915072, LBA=yes, LBAsects=3915072
 IORDY=no, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 *udma4
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255)
 Drive conforms to: Unspecified:  ATA/ATAPI-4

 * signifies the current active mode

 Timing cached reads:   1586 MB in  2.00 seconds = 792.50 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  104 MB in  3.04 seconds =  34.18 MB/sec
sda: 80 GB Hitachi 2.5" sata, ext3. Systemdisk for Intrepid
Code:
/dev/sda:

 Model=Hitachi HTS541680J9SA00                 , FwRev=SB2OC7KP, SerialNo=      SB228CGGJWSX7D
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=7516kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=156299375
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
 AdvancedPM=yes: mode=0x80 (128) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 1:  ATA/ATAPI-2,3,4,5,6,7

 * signifies the current active mode

 Timing cached reads:   1564 MB in  2.00 seconds = 781.40 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  138 MB in  3.03 seconds =  45.61 MB/sec
sdb: 1TB Samsung F1 sata, ext4. Datadisk 1
Code:
 Model=SAMSUNG HD103UJ                         , FwRev=1AA01113, SerialNo=S13PJ90Q927186
 Config={ Fixed }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=32767kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=1953525168
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: unknown:  ATA/ATAPI-3,4,5,6,7

 * signifies the current active mode

 Timing cached reads:   1622 MB in  2.00 seconds = 810.72 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  350 MB in  3.01 seconds = 116.43 MB/sec
sdc: 1TB Samsung F1 sata, ext4. Datadisk2
Code:
/dev/sdc:

 Model=SAMSUNG HD103UJ                         , FwRev=1AA01112, SerialNo=S13PJ1CQ705143
 Config={ Fixed }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=32767kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=?16?
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=1953525168
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: unknown:  ATA/ATAPI-3,4,5,6,7

 * signifies the current active mode

 Timing cached reads:   1632 MB in  2.00 seconds = 816.04 MB/sec
 Timing buffered disk reads:  330 MB in  3.00 seconds = 109.86 MB/sec
 
Old 03-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #540
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Good morning everyone!

Ok.. almost 5 [five] years now! Time flies.. and I think it's a good opportunity for a new upgrade/test!

hdparm -tT /dev/sda1

/dev/sda1:
Timing cached reads: 11602 MB in 2.00 seconds = 5807.70 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 500 MB in 1.10 seconds = 452.67 MB/sec

---

This is the 3rd test.. more to come!


Cheers,
aproape
 
  


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