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saavik 07-23-2003 08:50 AM

increase hd speed
Hello !

I just have a problem with my hd speed!

It is not even possible to start a movie from /hda hdparm says:

hdparm -t /dev/hda

Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.73 seconds = 36.99 MB/sec

hdparm -v /dev/hda

multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 0 (off)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 8 (on)
geometry = 5005/255/63, sectors = 80418240, start = 0

So i don`t think it`s because the hardware.
Does anybody have an idea ?

neenee 07-23-2003 09:06 AM

please search these forums for 'hdparm'; you will find
quite some threads about increase the performance
of your hard drive. good luck. (though that time
buffered speed you show there is not bad at all).

vladkrack 07-23-2003 09:19 AM

The speed indicated by hdparm should me more than enough to play a movie. You could consider use bechmark tools to see if this result is real, using postmark, iozone, or another tool...

crashmeister 07-23-2003 10:54 AM

You might want to post what player you use for the movie and what error messages you are getting or what the problem is.

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