my linux server is running with an old IDE hard drive getting these hdparm results:
eppo@server:~$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sdf1
Timing buffered disk reads: 30 MB in 3.13 seconds = 9.60 MB/sec
i also have a raid set up which gets these results:
eppo@server:~$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/md0
Timing buffered disk reads: 490 MB in 3.01 seconds = 163.00 MB/sec
i have a WD Raptor drive i'm going to install and put a fresh install of linux on it.
i'm just curious, will using a much faster HD as my main drive increase the speeds of my network transfers from the raid drive?
do transfers only go as fast as the system drive?