Originally Posted by kyletriggs
Thanks so much HappyTux. I'm sure I could have figured out that I needed to update it, but I'm a noobie to linux and you helped me...thanks again!
Yeah, your drives seem to be performing very well now. I used to get the same error message when running hdparm on my SATA drives, though I did not observe the kind of performance degradation you experienced. Just FYI, here's the output for my SATA drive:
Timing cached reads: 2484 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1241.92 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 186 MB in 3.01 seconds = 61.75 MB/sec
I don't think cached reads matter nearly as much as buffered disk reads, though I forgot the details...