thanks for that,
i ran the test,
results are as follows:
buffer-cache read 128MB in 0.40 seconds 320MB/sec
buffered disk read 64MB in 19.x seconds 3.24MB /sec
i re-ran the test to doulbe check and the results were more or less identical.
(It is a 1 week old installation)
during boot i see a line thats says something along the lines of "ide bus presumed to be 33mhz, overwrite with idebus=xxx"
is there a connection
Last edited by salparadise; 12-09-2002 at 05:52 AM.