Speed Test of SATA II Hard drives
Just bought a new Western Digital Caviar 500G 7200rpm 32M cache Hard drive
Model Number: WDC WD5001AALS
It works fine and when testing speed with hdparm I get:
[root@orac anc]# hdparm -tT /dev/sda
Timing cached reads: 17324 MB in 2.00 seconds = 8673.14 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 274 MB in 3.01 seconds = 90.94 MB/sec
A colleague has the same motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 but he bought a
Seagate SATA II hard drive.
His speed test is smilar for cached reads but buffered f#disk reads he gets 125MB/sec, thats nearly 37% faster.
As no tuning of SATA is possible wonder if you could post results of your SATA II drive here please.