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Old 06-02-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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Quick question about hard disk transfer rate

Hey guys, just a quick inquiry-

I'm copying about 5.5 gigs of data from an ext3 drive to a fat32 partition at the moment. I've got fairly old hardware; the drives are 5400 RPM on a 66 MHz bus, and I'm getting a steady transfer rate of about 1.9 MB/s. It seems like this is taking forever, but is this about the average speed for all of you with equivalent setups?

Just curious.
Old 06-02-2004, 01:14 AM   #2
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Based on the above, I would say, no, it's not normal. Read up on hdparms and using that tool, take a look at your hard drives. It will clue you in real fast as to what might be the problem.
Old 06-02-2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, somethings not right. I just tried copying some things on the same machine under FreeBSD and was pulling upwards of 12 MB/s. Dang, one more problem that needs solving...Thanks for the link faheyd.


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